Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant

POINT OF VIEW/ Mikiko Abe: With nuclear plant idled, townsfolk in...
Onagawa town assembly member Mikiko Abe stands against the backdrop of Tohoku Electric Power Co.'s Onagawa nuclear power plant. (Yosuke Fukudome)
ONAGAWA, Miyagi Prefecture--As an opponent of atomic energy, I have watched this town for more than four decades--from before Tohoku Electric Power Co. began constructing the...
ANALYSIS: TEPCO behind schedule to eliminate contaminated water...
The Asahi Shimbun
Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s goal of purifying all highly radioactive water stored at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant by the end of the fiscal year has proven to be...
Government having trouble locating landowners of planned...
Environment Ministry holds a briefing session on the planned nuclear waste storage facility for landowners in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on Sept. 29. (Teru Okumura)
The Environment Ministry has completed briefings for landowners of a site to store radioactive waste from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, but attendance at the meetings was...
Bittersweet embrace for Fukushima evacuees and their pets
Evacuee Mamoru Takano and his wife Yayoi are temporarily reunited with their dogs at their home in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, on Oct. 12. (Yosuke Fukudome)
IITATE, Fukushima Prefecture--A couple who have been living as evacuees since the 2011 disaster enjoyed a brief respite during a reunion with their dogs after a six-month...
SPEEDI radiation forecasting dropped by NRA as primary alert system
The System for Prediction of Environmental Emergency Dose Information (SPEEDI) in 2011 (Pool)
Japan's nuclear watchdog has decided to scrap a warning system to alert residents to evacuate in an emergency because it didn't function properly when there was a nuclear...
TEPCO doubles tsunami height in damage estimate for Fukushima plant
A temporary levee constructed on the coastline at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A tsunami of 26 meters would inundate the already-stricken Fukushima No. 1 power plant, causing a huge amount of radioactive substances to spill into the sea, according to...
Consumers suddenly more wary of produce from Fukushima
Japan Agricultural Cooperative staff members inspect peaches produced in Fukushima Prefecture in August 2014. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Consumers are more reluctant than ever to buy products from Fukushima Prefecture, even though more than three years have passed since the nuclear disaster.
COMMENTARY: Fukushima's micro-hydropower ambitions face challenges
The “Domon” rock tunnel, an exit point of the Tonokuchiseki canal, on Mount Iimoriyama in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture (Toshihide Ueda)
AIZU-WAKAMATSU, Fukushima Prefecture--The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, which triggered a nuclear disaster and prompted a national debate on energy policy, has...
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...
The Asahi Shimbun
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...