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Fukushima struggling to build ice wall to plug leak

The operator of Japan's battered Fukushima nuclear power plant said Tuesday it was having trouble with the early stages of an ice wall being built under broken reactors to contain radioactive water. Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has begun digging the……

Japan to start building underground ice wall at Fukushima

Japan will on Monday start constructing 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. The wall is intended to block groundwater from……

Japanese comic book linking Fukushima disaster to nosebleeds comes under fire

The Japanese publisher of a comic that came under fire for linking radiation exposure at Fukushima to nosebleeds acknowledged Monday it had caused alarm and promised a review after the prime minister stepped into a growing row. The popular "Oishinbo……

WATCH: Drone captures Fukushima desolation amid cherry blossoms

So far, at least, the famed blossoming cherry trees of Japan don’t discriminate geographically. This time of year, they grace even the surroundings of nuclear power generators……

Fukushima operator TEPCO books $4.3 billion annual profit

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Wednesday it booked a $4.3 billion annual net profit owing to an electricity rate hike and a massive government bailout following the 2011 disaster. Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) was teetering……

Fukushima worker dies after being buried in rubble, says nuclear plant operator

A worker at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan died in hospital Friday after being buried in earth and rubble while digging a hole at the site, the facility’s operator said. When the accident occurred on Friday afternoon, the man was checking the foundation of a building, digging around…

Japan setting aside $970 million to store tons of soil contaminated by radiation

Japan is planning to earmark $970 million for a storage facility for tens of thousands of tons of soil contaminated with radiation from the Fukushima disaster, a report said Wednesday. The government will set aside the cash to buy some 1.2 to 2 square miles of land somewhere near the…

Researchers: Typhoons are spreading Fukushima fallout through Japan

Typhoons that hit Japan each year are helping spread radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear disaster into the country’s waterways, researchers say. Contaminated soil gets washed away by the high winds and rain and deposited in streams and rivers, a joint study by France’s Climate and Environmental Science laboratory (LSCE)…

High radiation detected at Fukushima monitoring well: reports

The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant on Monday said that groundwater from an observation well near the site of a leaky storage tank showed high levels of radiation, according to reports. The finding means that it “now seems more likely” that radioactive water from leaking tanks had mixed…

Tokyo wins vote to host 2020 Olympics; PM Abe personally lobbied voters worried about Fukushima

Tokyo has won the race to host the 2020 Olympic Games after the Japanese prime minister flew in to personally reassure voters that radioactive leaks from the Fukushima power plant would not create a health risk. The intervention from Shinzo Abe helped the Japanese capital defeat Madrid and Istanbul in…

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