Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant

Risk in Fukushima No. 4 reactor mitigated as last of nuclear fuel...
Workers use a cask to remove unspent nuclear fuel assemblies from a storage pool at the No. 4 reactor building of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Dec. 20. Part of the photo has been altered. (Pool)
OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Tokyo Electric Power Co. removed the last four nuclear fuel assemblies that remained in the No. 4 reactor building of the crippled Fukushima No. 1...
2014 CHOICE: Ruling, main opposition camp stay cool toward nuclear ...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives a speech in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Dec. 11. (Ryo Ikeda)
Although the public is strongly divided over the Abe administration's pro-nuclear stance, the main opposition camp along with the ruling party are avoiding turning it into a...
COMMENTARY: Fukushima battling utilities' 'no more green energy'...
Aizu Denryoku's Oguni solar power plant in Kitakata, Fukushima Prefecture, on Oct. 29 (Toshihide Ueda)
FUKUSHIMA--Officials and entrepreneurs in Fukushima Prefecture remain undaunted by the decision of regional power utilities to suspend purchases of electricity generated with...
Thermal power reliance pushes Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions...
A thermal power plant in Yokohama (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions hit a record high in fiscal 2013, as the nation’s reliance on thermal power generation increased in the absence of nuclear power, the...
Global eco-radiation research institute opens in Fukushima
The germanium semiconductor detector at Fukushima University's Institute of Environmental Radioactivity on Dec. 3 (Yukiko Kiyono)
FUKUSHIMA--With its team of international researchers, Fukushima University’s Institute of Environmental Radioactivity moved into full-scale operation on Dec. 3.
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...