Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant

Ex-mayor sues state, TEPCO for stress caused by nuclear disaster
Katsutaka Idogawa, the former mayor of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, speaks in Fukui Prefecture on Jan. 25, 2014. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A former mayor who was exposed to high levels of radiation after the 2011 nuclear disaster is suing the central government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima power plant ...
TEPCO robot finds Fukushima No. 2 reactor pressure venting system...
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The venting system designed to release pressure inside the containment vessel of the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant likely failed during the 2011...
Ministry plans to end TEPCO compensation to 55,000 Fukushima...
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The government will instruct Tokyo Electric Power Co. to terminate compensation payments to 54,800 evacuees from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2018, regardless of...
Fukushima finds 16 new cases of thyroid cancer in young people
A young evacuee takes a cancer-preventing potassium iodide agent in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 12, 2011, a day after the Fukushima nuclear disaster unfolded. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Sixteen young people who lived near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, prefectural authorities said May 18, although they ...
Survey: Large majority of Fukushima evacuees have family members...
Fukushima evacuees relax in temporary housing in April 2014. A recent survey of evacuees revealed that many are suffering from some sort of health problem. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Nearly 70 percent of evacuees from areas around the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have family members complaining of physical or mental problems, a recent survey...
INSIGHT: Fondness for the ‘earth’ guided Fukushima couple...
Shoei and Takako Endo, evacuating from the Fukushima nuclear crisis, walk their dog, Harry, in Kagoshima. (Ryo Ikeda)
KAGOSHIMA--Onions, carrots, garlic and peas were among the crops seen planted carefully on small patches of farmland that lay by the side and at the back of a detached house in ...
TEPCO starts prep work to take cover off damaged Fukushima reactor
Preparatory work to remove the cover around the No. 1 reactor building starts on May 15 at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Nobuhiro Shirai)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. began preparations on May 15 to remove the cover around a damaged reactor building at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the first step...
IAEA: Handling radioactive waste at Fukushima plant could be...
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in March (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
VIENNA--The U.N. nuclear watchdog said the management of radioactive waste and contaminated water at Japan's tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant could be improved...
Fukushima evacuee aims to repay kindness with garden full of sakura
Kinichi Okubo sits in a field full of yellow narcissus flowers in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, in April. (Yukiko Seino)
IITATE, Fukushima Prefecture--Kinichi Okubo dreams of the day the garden around his home is filled with mature cherry blossom trees that will flower for generations to come.
Plaintiffs soon to exceed 10,000 in lawsuits against TEPCO seeking ...
An aerial photo of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in October 2013 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Dissatisfied with government-orchestrated compensation, the number of local residents and others affected by the Fukushima nuclear crisis who have sued Tokyo Electric Power Co. ...
Radioactive water leaks from storage tank at Fukushima
Workers at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant check for leaks from storage tanks holding highly radioactive water. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A tiny amount of radioactive water has leaked from a storage tank at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Japan calls on Taiwan to ease up on planned food import...
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou speaks at a news conference in April in Taipei. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
TAIPEI--Japan has urged Taiwan to scrap its plan to tighten restrictions on food imports from Japan, but Taipei demanded that Tokyo first address a food-labeling scandal.
TEPCO starts tests of frozen soil wall at Fukushima nuclear plant
Pipes installed south of the No. 4 reactor building to create an underground frozen soil wall at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant (Pool)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. started freezing soil at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in trial operations for an underground wall aimed at preventing groundwater from flowing...
Worker injuries double at Fukushima plant; TEPCO cites inexperience
Work near the No. 1 reactor turbine building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in 2013 (Pool)
One worker died and 63 others were injured in industrial accidents at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in fiscal 2014, double the casualty figure from a year earlier,...
INTERVIEW/ Yauemon Sato: Fukushima must reclaim energy resources...
Yauemon Sato, second from right, with Aizu Denryoku executives at his brewery in Kitakata, Fukushima Prefecture (Rei Kishitsu)
KITAKATA, Fukushima Prefecture--Yauemon Sato, the ninth-generation chief of a sake brewery operating here since 1790, likens the crippled reactors at the Fukushima No. 1...
Nuclear energy cheapest power source due to reduced disaster risks,...
An iodine filter to reduce the release of radioactive materials in event of an accident is installed at the Shimane nuclear power plant in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, on April 27. (Ryo Isshiki)
Nuclear power is the most cost-effective method of generating electricity, even when factoring in increased safety fees, accident compensation and other related expenses...
Radioactive water spills into sea after pumps stop at Fukushima...
Workers conduct a safety check around tanks storing radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in February. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
A generator that powers pumps broke down, leading to another leak of radioactive water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo Electric Power Co....
Images show structures intact near Fukushima reactor; robots...
A composite photo shows a robotic probe that became immobilized inside the containment vessel of the No. 1 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on April 10. (Provided by the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning)
A second robotic probe was abandoned after completing its survey mission inside a reactor containment vessel at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power ...
Determined sake brewer seeks to revive Fukushima with renewable...
Yauemon Sato stands before a bank of solar panels at his company's Oguni power plant in Kitakata, Fukushima Prefecture. (Rei Kishitsu)
KITAKATA, Fukushima Prefecture--Yauemon Sato’s determination to forge ahead with his ideas, no matter how unorthodox, has led fellow workers to describe him as “a dump...
Health ministry proposes more than doubling radiation exposure...
Workers remove spent nuclear-fuel rods from a storage pool at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in October 2014. (Pool)
The health ministry recommends raising the maximum radiation-exposure limit for nuclear plant workers during an emergency from the current 100 millisieverts to 250...