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Ex-TEPCO execs should be charged over Fukushima: panel

An independent legal panel called for criminal charges to be brought against three former executives of the Fukushima nuclear plant operator for their role in the 2011 atomic disaster.

Ex-TEPCO execs should be charged over Fukushima: panel
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Japan starts building underground ice wall at Fukushima

Japan on Monday started work on an underground ice wall at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, freezing the soil under broken reactors to slow the build-up of radioactive water, officials said.

Japan starts building underground ice wall at Fukushima
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Fukushima water decontamination system down

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday it had again suspended a trouble-plagued system used to clean radiation-tainted water.

Fukushima water decontamination system down
Hundreds protest dropped charges over Fukushima crisis
Hundreds protest dropped charges over Fukushima crisis

Hundreds rallied in Tokyo Saturday to protest at Japanese prosecutors' decision to drop charges over the Fukushima nuclear crisis, with no one yet punished nearly three years after the "man-made" disaster.

Hundreds protest dropped charges over Fukushima crisis
100-tonne radioactive water leak at Fukushima: TEPCO
100-tonne radioactive water leak at Fukushima: TEPCO

A new leak of 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water has been discovered at Fukushima, the plant's operator said Thursday after it revealed only one of nine thermometers in a crippled reactor was still working.

100-tonne radioactive water leak at Fukushima: TEPCO
Fukushima operator readies new restructuring plan
Fukushima operator readies new restructuring plan

Tokyo Electric Power said it would submit a fresh restructuring plan to a Japanese government-backed fund Wednesday, which could see the creation of a special unit to dismantle the crippled Fukushima plant.

Fukushima operator readies new restructuring plan
Groundwater radiation spikes at crippled Fukushima
Groundwater radiation spikes at crippled Fukushima

Groundwater radiation levels at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have soared near a tank that leaked 300 tonnes of toxic water in August.

Groundwater radiation spikes at crippled Fukushima
New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant: TEPCO
New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant: TEPCO

Another leak of radioactive water has been found at Fukushima, the plant's Japanese operator said Thursday, the latest setback for the troubled clean-up at the broken nuclear power station.

New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant: TEPCO
Japan PM pledges greater government role at Fukushima
Japan PM pledges greater government role at Fukushima

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to the world his government will play a greater role in stopping leaks of highly radioactive water at Fukushima.

Japan PM pledges greater government role at Fukushima
Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Toshimitsu Motegi. ©REUTERS/Pascal Lauener
Japan minister at Fukushima after radioactive leak

Japan's government was ramping up pressure on electric utility TEPCO after a huge leak of radioactive water at Fukushima.

Japan minister at Fukushima after radioactive leak
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Fukushima steam still baffling: TEPCO

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday it still did not know what caused steam seen inside a reactor building, nor why it was no longer there.

Fukushima steam still baffling: TEPCO
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Steam seen in Fukushima reactor building: TEPCO

Steam has been spotted in a reactor building at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, its operator said Thursday, but stressed there is no sign yet of increased radiation.

Steam seen in Fukushima reactor building: TEPCO
IAEA begins fresh probe into Japan's Fukushima
IAEA begins fresh probe into Japan's Fukushima

The International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday started a fresh probe into Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, where leaks and powercuts have dented public confidence in clean-up efforts.

IAEA begins fresh probe into Japan's Fukushima
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Fukushima fuel cooling system stops again:TEPCO

One of the systems keeping spent atomic fuel cool at the Fukushima nuclear plant temporarily failed on Friday, the second outage in a matter of weeks, underlining the precarious fix at the plant.

Fukushima fuel cooling system stops again:TEPCO
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TEPCO says Fukushima clean up, compensation may hit $125 bn

The cost of cleaning up the mess left by meltdowns at Fukushima nuclear power station and compensating those affected may double to $125 billion.

TEPCO says Fukushima clean up, compensation may hit $125 bn

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