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Tokyo Electric Power Co. to restart troubled Fukushima water decomtamination system

Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Sunday restarted its trouble-plagued water decontamination system for the first time in three months, the utility said. Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has been forced to repeatedly switch off its Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS), which purifies radiation-tainted water, due to a series of…

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…

Fukushima plant operator cannot confirm volume of contaminated water leaking into ocean

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power Co, the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, said on Wednesday that it cannot confirm the exact volume of contaminated groundwater that is leaking into the ocean. The Japanese government believes radiation-contaminated water has been leaking into the Pacific Ocean at a rate…

U.S. military members suing over Japan nuke disaster

U.S. service members are suing the Tokyo Electric Power Co. for more than $2 billion on grounds the utility lied about the dangers of helping clean up the nuclear disaster that struck two years ago, a newspaper reported Thursday. The case was first filed by nine plaintiffs in December but…

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