Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant

Niigata governor: State must stop lying about nuclear safety...
Niigata Governor Hirohiko Izumida (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The governor of Niigata Prefecture said the central government must stop spreading the lie that its new safety requirements for nuclear power plants are “the world’s...
EDITORIAL: Fukushima and the world benefit from full disclosure of ...
Evacuees from Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, attend a meeting in February to discuss the lifting of the evacuation order for the city's Miyakoji district. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
What should policymakers think about the effects of exposure to low levels of radiation in areas affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster?
Report: Radiation levels around Fukushima drop significantly in...
Pupils arrive at an elementary school in the Miyakoji district in Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, on April 7. The central government on April 1 lifted the evacuation order for the district, which is located within a 20-kilometer radius of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (The Asahi Shimbun)
Radiation levels in some localities around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have dropped to well under the government standard of 20 millisieverts per year,...
TEPCO discovers radioactivity levels beyond threshold for release...
TEPCO officials, right, on April 9 explain the workings of pump wells that lift uncontaminated underground water before it can reach reactor buildings and become radioactive. (Takaharu Yagi)
Radioactivity levels exceeding standards to release groundwater into the ocean were discovered in a pump well at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Tokyo...
Contaminated water found leaking from ALPS at Fukushima plant
Members of Fukushima Prefecture's council to monitor decommissioning of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant are briefed on the ALPS multinuclide removal equipment at the plant earlier this month. (Takaharu Yagi)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said April 16 it detected a leak of 1 ton of highly contaminated water from the ALPS multinuclide removal equipment at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear...
Fukushima towns seek to protect historic sites ahead of hosting...
Kiyoe Kamata, a farmer from Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, talks about his years of research into local cultural heritage on Feb. 28. (Yoshitaka Ito)
OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--A sixth-century stone tower and a Shinto shrine are among local cultural assets the town of Okuma wants to protect ahead of a central government...
Estimated radiation doses of Fukushima returnees withheld for half ...
A new student and her parents head to Furumichi Elementary School in the Miyakoji district in Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, to attend the entrance ceremony April 7. The central government on April 1 lifted the evacuation order for the district, which is located within a 20-kilometer radius of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Yosuke Fukudome)
The government withheld findings on estimated radiation exposure for Fukushima returnees for six months, even though levels exceeded the long-term target of 1 millisievert a...
Abe administration steers away from nuclear-free policy
Demonstrators gather near the prime minister’s office in Tokyo on April 11 to protest the Cabinet's approval of the new basic energy plan. (Takeshi Tokitsu)
Turning a blind eye to the Fukushima crisis and public outcry over the safety of atomic power, the Abe administration has decided not to pursue a nuclear-free society.
EDITORIAL: New basic energy plan offers no convincing vision for...
A rally is held in front of the head office of the Kansai Electric Power Co. in Osaka to protest the restart of nuclear reactors on April 11. (Kazunori Takahashi)
The government formally decided its new basic energy plan on April 11 with Cabinet approval of the primary energy policy document.
TEPCO moving to divert groundwater from Fukushima reactors
A Tokyo Electric Power Co. official, right, gives a briefing April 9 about the wells used to pump out and divert groundwater before it reaches the reactor buildings at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The No. 4 reactor is seen in the background. (Takaharu Yagi)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. put the first stage of its groundwater bypass plan into action on April 9 in an effort to prevent contaminated water from accumulating at the Fukushima ...
EDITORIAL: New decommissioning unit should become the core of TEPCO
One of the most serious challenges facing Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, is dealing with tons of contaminated water at the complex. (Takaharu Yagi)
A fresh management team has taken over at Tokyo Electric Power Co.
Fukushima plant to create 560,000 cubic meters of rubble by...
Highly contaminated debris left near the No. 1 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant shortly after the accident at the plant in March 2011 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, announced April 7 that the crippled plant will likely generate a ...
U.N. panel takes issue with radiation exposure data submitted by...
Workers in protective gear at the damaged No. 4 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant last November (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A United Nations report on the effects of radiation released in the Fukushima nuclear disaster said findings by the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., may have...
U.N. report finds no increase in Fukushima cancer rates
A child's thyroid gland is checked at Tokatsu Hospital in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture, in November last year. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A U.N. committee dismissed any recognizable rise in overall cancer rates among residents of Fukushima Prefecture caused by fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1...
Fukushima evacuation order lifted for the first time
A farmer harvests rice on his farm in the Miyakoji district of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, in October 2013 for the first time since the onset of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
TAMURA, Fukushima Prefecture--The central government for the first time lifted an evacuation order around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, affecting 360 people, or 0....
Government agrees to radioactive waste facilities in 2 Fukushima...
Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara briefs Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato and other local leaders on the government's revised plan for intermediate storage facilities at the Fukushima prefectural government office on March 27. (The Asahi Shimbun)
FUKUSHIMA--The government has agreed to the prefecture's request to build intermediate storage facilities for holding radioactive waste in just two towns, instead of the three...
Utilities looking at coal-fired plants to ensure stable power...
Electric Power Development Co.’s Isogo Thermal Power Plant utilizes state-of-the-art environmental technology to produce electricity in Yokohama’s Isogo Ward. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
With the nation's 48 nuclear reactors offline, utilities are looking to construct more thermal power plants, most of which are expected to be coal-fired facilities that are...
Tohoku Electric seeks damages from TEPCO for Fukushima disaster
Tohoku Electric Power Co. President Makoto Kaiwa (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
SENDAI--Tohoku Electric Power Co. said March 27 it will seek compensation from Tokyo Electric Power Co. for damages caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Wrong radiation exposure readings found for 142 Fukushima workers
A resident of Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, is checked by a mobile whole-body counter to estimate his internal radiation exposure in July 2011. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. underestimated internal radiation doses of 142 individuals who worked at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant immediately after the triple meltdown...
1,500 valves at Fukushima plant still untagged
Piping for tanks holding radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
Labeling tags were not attached to 1,500 valves controlling the flow of radioactive water in piping and other equipment at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in the...