Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant

Over 10,000 Fukushima children still studying far from homes
Pupils bid goodbye to their classmates at an elementary school in Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, in March 2013 before moving on. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Thousands of students who evacuated following the nuclear disaster triggered by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami are still attending schools away from their homes in Fukushima...
Quicker way found to test for radiation in water
Kajima Corp. and Nikkin Flux Inc.’s water analysis equipment quickly measures radioactive cesium levels. (Provided by Kajima Corp.)
Kajima Corp. and analysis equipment maker Nikkin Flux Inc. have jointly developed equipment that quickly examines large quantities of water for radioactive cesium.
Atomic Energy Agency finds more effective way to measure radiation ...
A map showing the distribution of radioactive substance concentrations in a reservoir prior to decontamination work (Provided by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency has developed a new way to measure radiation in agricultural reservoirs that will enable the government to streamline decontamination work.
TEPCO struggling to win approval of fishermen over water-discharge ...
Fishermen attend a meeting held by Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the central government on Sept. 18 in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, to explain their latest water-discharge plan. (Hiroki Ito)
Local fishermen are crying foul over Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s latest plan to discharge processed contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant...
TEPCO begins test runs of new ALPS system at stricken plant
Workers clad in protective suits check the ALPS equipment at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in November 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it has begun trial runs of a decontamination channel of a newly installed ALPS system to process radioactive water at the damaged Fukushima No. 1...
Yoshida feared nuclear 'annihilation' of eastern Japan, testimony...
A page from the testimony of former Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant manager Masao Yoshida (Rei Kishitsu)
Plant manager Masao Yoshida envisioned catastrophe for eastern Japan in the days following the outbreak of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, according to his testimony, one of 19 ...
TEPCO coating seafloor at Fukushima port with special cement...
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Tokyo Electric Power Co. has begun using a special cement mixture to coat the seafloor of the port at its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to contain radioactive...
Fukushima student gets her wish by planting sakura tree of hope in ...
Rina Matsumoto, a high school student from Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, plants a cherry blossom tree at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development headquarters in Paris on Sept. 2. (Hideki Aota)
PARIS--A high school girl from Fukushima Prefecture who was forced to evacuate due to the nuclear crisis planted a sakura cherry tree in the French capital as a symbol of hope...
Fukushima governor sets 5 conditions for storing radioactive waste
Radioactive waste from decontamination work is temporarily stored in a residential area in Koori, Fukushima Prefecture. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Fukushima governor issued five conditions for accepting radioactive debris at a planned interim storage facility, including a law stipulating that the waste will be moved...
4 workers hired to decommission Fukushima plant plan 90 million...
Workers remove nuclear fuel rods from the storage pool at the No. 4 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Pool)
Four workers involved in the decommissioning process at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant plan to sue the operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., and the general...
EDITORIAL: Storing radioactive debris should not be regarded as...
The Kumagawa district of Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, is a candidate site for the planned intermediate storage facility. (Satoru Senba)
Fukushima Prefecture and two towns, Okuma and Futaba, have accepted the central government’s plan to construct an intermediate storage facility for radioactive soil and other ...
Fukushima governor gives go-ahead for intermediate storage...
The candidate site for an intermediate storage facility for radioactive soil and debris spans the towns of Okuma, foreground, and Futaba, background, in Fukushima Prefecture. Seen in the central background is the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Takeshi Tokitsu)
FUKUSHIMA--Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato said on Aug. 30 that his prefecture will accept the central government’s plan to construct an intermediate storage facility in Okuma...
More ALPS equipment approved for use at Fukushima plant
The multi-nuclide removal equipment ALPS (advanced liquid processing system) at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant undergoes an inspection due to system troubles last November. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Additional decontamination machines will be installed at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to treat the hundreds of tons of radioactive groundwater collected at...
Fukushima towns OK plan to construct storage facilities for nuke...
The Kumagawa district of Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, is part of a planned construction site for intermediate storage facilities for radioactive waste. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Two Fukushima Prefecture municipalities have decided to accept the central government's rich package of subsidies to allow the construction of intermediate facilities to store...
Court orders TEPCO to compensate family of Fukushima woman who...
Mikio Watanabe poses with a portrait of his late wife, Hamako, in front of the family altar at their home in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, in April. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
FUKUSHIMA--The Fukushima District Court ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay 49 million yen ($471,600) in compensation to the family of a woman who committed suicide by...
Abe making a mockery of energy policy at the expense of human lives
Four recent prime ministers have banded together to call for "no nuclear power" and express their opposition to restarts of nuclear reactors. But the current incumbent, Shinzo...
Students from tsunami-hit, nuke disaster-affected towns to hold...
Rinoa Nakai, left, and Yuta Miura hold a presentation on their experiences at the time of the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami on Aug. 12 in Tokyo. (Natsuki Edogawa)
High school students from a tsunami-ravaged town in Tohoku and a municipality near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will hold a joint exhibition of then-and-now ...
Government to finally release Yoshida testimony on nuke accident...
An anti-nuclear demonstrator's placard demands "Disclose the Yoshida testimony" at a protest in front of the prime minister's office in Tokyo in May. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The government will release the testimony on the March 2011 nuclear accident by Masao Yoshida, the late manager of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, in...
Thyroid cancer diagnosed in 104 young people in Fukushima
A girl who evacuated from Fukushima Prefecture receives an ultrasound examination of her thyroid in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward in June 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The number of young people in Fukushima Prefecture who have been diagnosed with definitive or suspected thyroid gland cancer, a disease often caused by radiation exposure, now...
Fukushima Prefecture to accept intermediate storage facility for...
Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato, left, and the mayors of Okuma and Futaba attend a meeting over the planned construction of a facility to store radioactive waste in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on Aug. 8. (Takuro Negishi)
Fukushima Prefecture is set to accept the construction of an interim facility to store radioactive waste from cleanup work due to the nuclear disaster, advancing the stalled...