Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant

More ALPS equipment approved for use at Fukushima plant
The multi-nuclide removal equipment ALPS (advanced liquid processing system) at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant undergoes an inspection due to system troubles last November. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Additional decontamination machines will be installed at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to treat the hundreds of tons of radioactive groundwater collected at...
Fukushima towns OK plan to construct storage facilities for nuke...
The Kumagawa district of Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, is part of a planned construction site for intermediate storage facilities for radioactive waste. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Two Fukushima Prefecture municipalities have decided to accept the central government's rich package of subsidies to allow the construction of intermediate facilities to store...
Court orders TEPCO to compensate family of Fukushima woman who...
Mikio Watanabe poses with a portrait of his late wife, Hamako, in front of the family altar at their home in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, in April. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
FUKUSHIMA--The Fukushima District Court ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay 49 million yen ($471,600) in compensation to the family of a woman who committed suicide by...
Abe making a mockery of energy policy at the expense of human lives
Four recent prime ministers have banded together to call for "no nuclear power" and express their opposition to restarts of nuclear reactors. But the current incumbent, Shinzo...
Students from tsunami-hit, nuke disaster-affected towns to hold...
Rinoa Nakai, left, and Yuta Miura hold a presentation on their experiences at the time of the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami on Aug. 12 in Tokyo. (Natsuki Edogawa)
High school students from a tsunami-ravaged town in Tohoku and a municipality near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will hold a joint exhibition of then-and-now ...
Government to finally release Yoshida testimony on nuke accident...
An anti-nuclear demonstrator's placard demands "Disclose the Yoshida testimony" at a protest in front of the prime minister's office in Tokyo in May. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The government will release the testimony on the March 2011 nuclear accident by Masao Yoshida, the late manager of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, in...
Thyroid cancer diagnosed in 104 young people in Fukushima
A girl who evacuated from Fukushima Prefecture receives an ultrasound examination of her thyroid in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward in June 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The number of young people in Fukushima Prefecture who have been diagnosed with definitive or suspected thyroid gland cancer, a disease often caused by radiation exposure, now...
Fukushima Prefecture to accept intermediate storage facility for...
Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato, left, and the mayors of Okuma and Futaba attend a meeting over the planned construction of a facility to store radioactive waste in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on Aug. 8. (Takuro Negishi)
Fukushima Prefecture is set to accept the construction of an interim facility to store radioactive waste from cleanup work due to the nuclear disaster, advancing the stalled...
Local leaders seek disclosure of testimony by former nuclear plant ...
Masao Yoshida, manager of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant at the time of the March 2011 nuclear disaster (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Leaders of local governments near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant want the testimony given by the plant manager months after the accident to be disclosed.
TEPCO shareholders go to court for disclosure of Yoshida testimony ...
A participant in an anti-nuclear demonstration in front of the prime minister's office in Tokyo in May holds a placard that says, "Yoshida testimony should be disclosed." (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power Co. filed a lawsuit Aug. 20 for disclosure of testimony about the 2011 nuclear disaster given by the late manager of the stricken Fukushima ...
TEPCO plans to add sealant to ice walls to halt flow of...
Workers prepare to pour ice into a trench filled with contaminated water in an attempt to create a sealant at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in July. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it will test cement and other materials as a sealant to completely stem the radioactive water pouring from turbine buildings into trenches at the...
Giant watercolor captures devastation of Fukushima nuclear disaster
Hiroshige Kagawa's watercolor of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on display at Sendai Mediatheque (Mayu Horie)
SENDAI--A giant image of a destroyed reactor building in a nuclear wasteland is drawing crowds at the Sendai Mediatheque cultural hall in Aoba Ward here.
Fukushima towns look set to bite on new offer of more money for...
Members of the prefectural and local governments in Fukushima Prefecture and central government representatives discuss support measures for local people on Aug. 8 in Koriyama to win support for the construction of intermediate storage facilities for nuclear waste. (Keisuke Sato)
The central government has offered to double the amount of grants to be paid if local municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture accept the construction of temporary storage...
TEPCO: Nearly all nuclear fuel melted at Fukushima No. 3 reactor
The upper part of the No. 3 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was blown off in an explosion in March 2011. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
Almost all of the nuclear fuel in the No. 3 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant melted within days of the March 11, 2011, disaster, according to a new estimate...
Decontaminated water from Fukushima plant to be dumped into sea
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Tokyo Electric Power Co. wants to dump decontaminated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the ocean.
6 utilities post profits without use of nuclear reactors
TEPCO President Naomi Hirose announces a pretax profit for the April-June period of fiscal 2014 at a news conference in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward. (Wataru Sekita)
Six of Japan’s 10 regional electricity companies, including Tokyo Electric Power Co., posted pretax profits for the April-June quarter of fiscal 2014 without resuming...
EDITORIAL: Public demands the truth about Fukushima accident
Hiroyuki Kawai, a lawyer representing citizens seeking criminal responsibility for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, meets reporters in Tokyo on July 31. (The Asahi Shimbun)
What is the whole truth about the nuclear disaster that hit this nation three years ago? We have yet to hear a satisfactory answer to this question.
Radioactive dust released during Fukushima cleanup reaches as far...
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Airborne radioactive materials released during debris-clearing work at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant were found in a town 60 kilometers away on seven occasions since...
Fukushima ballet students get a lift from top dancers from Paris
Students receive instructions at the Hitomi Takeuchi Ballet School from top dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet on July 26. (Toshihide Ueda)
FUKUSHIMA--Ballet students in Fukushima Prefecture received world-class instruction and encouragement on July 26 as top dancers from the internationally renowned Paris Opera...
Plan dropped for land purchases to host nuclear debris storage...
Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara, left center, bows deeply in apology to Okuma Mayor Toshitsuna Watanabe, second from right, in a meeting in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, on June 23. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
In the face of strong opposition, the government has abandoned its plan to purchase all of the land needed to build temporary storage sites for radioactive debris, sources said.