Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant

After failures, TEPCO to use special cement to prevent...
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The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant plans to fill in trenches on the coastline in yet another attempt to prevent highly contaminated water from pouring into...
TEPCO starts transferring remaining unspent fuel from Fukushima No....
Workers transfer a nuclear assembly into a transportation cask inside the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in November 2013. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has started removing unspent nuclear fuel from a storage pool at the No. 4 reactor building, which was heavily...
Diet passes legislation to remove nuclear waste from Fukushima in...
Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki, left, hands a copy of the revised law to mandate the eventual removal of radioactive waste from Fukushima Prefecture to Governor Masao Uchibori in Iwaki on Nov. 19. (Takuro Negishi)
The Diet passed a bill Nov. 19 mandating that radioactive soil and debris from the Fukushima decontamination work be moved outside the prefecture within 30 years, a step toward ...
Fukushima rice cultivated in decontaminated fields served at...
Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki, second from right, and Namie Mayor Tamotsu Baba, second from left, sample rice balls in Tokyo on Nov. 19. The "onigiri" was made from rice harvested in Namie near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Teru Okumura)
The first rice crops cultivated on an experimental basis near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant were used in dishes served at cafeterias of the Environment Ministry...
COMMENTARY: In age of LEDs, utilities thinking in...
Light-emitting diodes glow during an event to pray for recovery from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, in 2012. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
MIYAKO, Iwate Prefecture--One recent weekend took me to this northeastern city on the Sanriku coast.
Nuclear operators push to open new plant, extend life of aging...
The Oma nuclear power plant in Aomori Prefecture is currently under construction. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Across Japan, utilities are backing the Abe administration’s support of nuclear power generation by continuing construction of a new facility and seeking to extend the life...
Dates set for sequel on Fukushima community ripped apart by...
A scene from Atsushi Funahashi's "Nuclear Nation II" ((c) 2012 Documentary Japan, Big River Films)
“Nuclear Nation II,” a sequel to Atsushi Funahashi documentary that showed the world how the Fukushima nuclear disaster destroyed a local community, will hit theaters in...
PRC concludes Asahi lacked fair, accurate reporting on Yoshida...
The Press and Human Rights Committee (PRC), a third-party entity of The Asahi Shimbun, released a report on Nov. 12 concerning articles the newspaper reported in its May 20,...
Asahi will return to basic principle of news reporting
The Press and Human Rights Committee (PRC) has issued a report that said regarding Asahi Shimbun coverage "there were deficiencies in using imagination to think about the...
Nuclear cleanup at Fukushima plant stymied by water woes
Tanks storing contaminated water are seen at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture on Nov. 12. (AP Photo/ Pool)
OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on...
PRC: Asahi lacked fair, accurate reporting on Yoshida testimony
The Press and Human Rights Committee (PRC), a third-party entity of The Asahi Shimbun, released a report on Nov. 12 concerning articles the newspaper reported in its May 20,...
Summary of views of Press and Human Rights Committee
The Press and Human Rights Committee, a third-party organ of The Asahi Shimbun, submitted to Asahi on Nov. 12 its views that were compiled related to reporting that appeared in ...
First bags of contaminated debris prepared for transfer to...
A bag filled with contaminated debris is placed inside a new bag at a temporary storage site in Kawauchi, Fukushima Prefecture, on Nov. 11. (Yosuke Fukudome)
KAWAUCHI, Fukushima Prefecture--Preparation work has started for the transfer of radiation-contaminated debris from a temporary storage site here to a planned interim facility...
TEPCO removes 2nd canopy panel covering Fukushima reactor building
The damaged interior of the No. 1 reactor building of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant can be seen from above, with two of the six panels of a canopy over the reactor building removed, on Nov. 10. (Shiro Nishihata)
OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--In preparation for clearing debris and eventually removing nuclear fuel from inside, Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Nov. 10 temporarily removed...
Robot brings safety, dexterity to Fukushima cleanup arsenal
A decontamination robot developed by Sugino Machine Ltd. is shown in Namerikawa, Toyama Prefecture. (Makoto Ukai)
UOZU, Toyama Prefecture--A machinery maker here has developed a "crawling" robot capable of penetrating hard-to-reach areas for decontamination work at the crippled Fukushima...
EDITORIAL: Sendai nuclear plant should not be model for reactor...
Protesters in front of the Diet building in Tokyo on Nov. 7 oppose the restart of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture. (Kengo Hiyoshi)
Kagoshima Governor Yuichiro Ito agreed on Nov. 7 to allow Kyushu Electric Power Co. to restart operations at its Sendai nuclear power plant. Ito said his decision was based on...
VOX POPULI: Green light for Sendai reactor restart signals return...
Sendai nuclear power plant (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
There was a man who lived happily with his beautiful wife. But one day, the wife was startled by a dog and inadvertently revealed her true identity--a she-fox.
TEPCO to conclude most vital phase in fuel rod extraction from No. ...
A special cask receptacle removes nuclear fuel assemblies from a storage pool inside the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has removed all the spent nuclear fuel from the pool in the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
COMMENTARY: Birth defects never increased in Fukushima Prefecture
A 1-year-old boy undergoes radiation testing in Fukushima Prefecture three days after the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The rate of birth defects in babies born in Fukushima Prefecture remains no different from the national average even after the nuclear disaster there, says a report recently...
TEPCO removes section of radiation cover above Fukushima reactor...
A panel is lifted by crane at the No. 1 reactor building of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Oct. 31. (Takaharu Yagi)
OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Tokyo Electric Power Co. has removed part of the canopy above a reactor building at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to gauge the...