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1.1 trillion becquerels of radioactivity leak during Fukushima...
Radioactive substances were released during debris clearance work at the No. 3 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in August 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
More than 1 trillion becquerels of radioactive substances were released into the environment during debris-clearing work at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant last year,...
TEPCO to use ice blocks to stem flow of radioactive water in...
Workers construct an underground frozen soil wall south of the No. 4 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on July 8. (Pool)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. unveiled a plan that would place blocks of ice in trenches at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to help stanch the flow of radioactive...
Study: Cesium from Fukushima debris removal likely spread 50 km
A crane removes debris from the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in 2012. (Pool)
Radioactive substances released during rubble-removal work at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant last year likely spread to areas nearly 50 kilometers away, according to a...
Minami-Soma lambastes government, TEPCO for remaining mum on rice...
Minami-Soma Mayor Katsunobu Sakurai (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Residents of Minami-Soma in Fukushima Prefecture expressed anger with the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. for keeping them in the dark about radiation that contaminated ...
TEPCO's rubble removal at Fukushima plant likely spread cesium to...
Radioactive substances were released during debris clearance work at the No. 3 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in August 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to clear debris from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant despite strong indications that earlier removal work contaminated rice paddies far from...
TEPCO faces hurdles in construction of ice walls to block flow of...
Workers install underground pipes to create frozen soil walls on the south side of the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on July 8. (Pool)
An ambitious plan by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to halt the seepage of contaminated water at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has hit a major glitch: "ice walls"...
TEPCO 'breaks vow,' refuses more compensation for Fukushima...
Namie Mayor Tamotsu Baba, left, speaks in April after the government’s dispute resolution center proposed a compromise settlement with Tokyo Electric Power Co. for additional compensation for victims of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has rejected requests for additional compensation from residents forced to evacuate because of the nuclear...
Japan's utilities reject anti-nuclear demands from shareholders
Yui Kimura calls for the abolition of nuclear power in front of the building where Tokyo Electric Power Co. held its shareholders’ meeting on June 26. (Sayaka Yamaguchi)
All nine electric power companies that operate nuclear plants rejected shareholders’ proposals to close down the facilities, citing new safety measures and the need to...
Plaintiffs return to examine damage nuclear disaster did to their...
Keiko Sawauchi’s damaged grand piano sits in a room scattered with books and other articles in her house in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, on June 21. (Masakazu Honda)
TOMIOKA, Fukushima Prefecture--When Keiko Sawauchi returned to her home here on a recent visit, the 60-year-old piano teacher could not even bring herself to look at her...
Insider's notes as Fukushima crisis unfolded describe...
Kenichi Shimomura being interviewed by The Asahi Shimbun (Tomomi Miyazaki)
Like many government officials dealing with the initial stages of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Kenichi Shimomura was shocked by the paucity of information available.
'Reactor decommissioning town' planned to rebuild Fukushima
The Asahi Shimbun
The government’s reconstruction plans for Fukushima Prefecture include creating a town for 5,000 people tasked with decommissioning the crippled nuclear plant, but some local ...
MASAHARU TSUBOKURA: Battling anger and criticism, young doctor...
Masaharu Tsubokura says: "For these three years, I have been living at breakneck speed with the help of a lot of friends." (Kazuyoshi Sako)
Masaharu Tsubokura was in Paris with his fiancee when he received a phone call from his boss in Japan, who abruptly asked him: “When are you coming back to Japan?”
Problems still plague ALPS decontamination system at Fukushima...
Inspectors from the Fukushima prefectural government visit the ALPS (advanced liquid processing system) at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in April. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
High radiation levels and technical difficulties continue to stymie full-scale operations of key decontamination equipment at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant even...
Ground broken for frozen soil wall at Fukushima nuclear plant
The Asahi Shimbun
Work started June 2 on a 32-billion-yen ($314 million) project to build an underground frozen wall at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to address a chronic problem...
Nuclear safety inspectors first to flee stricken Fukushima plant
The central control room of the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on March 26, 2011 (Provided by TEPCO)
Safety inspectors with the government's nuclear watchdog body were the first to flee when disaster struck the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in March 2011.
Hopelessness reigned after TEPCO said Fukushima crisis 'out of...
Damage to the No. 4 reactor, background, and No. 3 reactor, foreground, left, at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on March 15, 2001 (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
One of the darkest hours in the Fukushima nuclear disaster came very early on when plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the situation was out of control.
Court sets precedent by ordering TEPCO to pay provisional...
So-called voluntary evacuees from the Fukushima nuclear disaster call for compensation in October 2011 outside the science ministry ahead of a hearing of the ministry’s Dispute Reconciliation Committee for Nuclear Damage Compensation. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
KYOTO--A court here ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay provisional compensation to a man who took it upon himself to flee Fukushima Prefecture after the nuclear disaster...
Government shows no intention of disclosing Fukushima disaster...
A participant in an anti-nuclear demonstration in front of the prime minister's office in Tokyo on May 23 holds a placard that says, "Yoshida testimony should be disclosed." (Yosuke Fukudome)
Successive Cabinets have refused to release details of firsthand accounts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, despite an understanding by a government investigation committee...
TEPCO restarts ALPS water-decontamination system at Fukushima plant
The ALPS multinuclide removal equipment at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in April (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said May 23 it has resumed operations of one of three channels in the troubled ALPS system that decontaminates radioactive water at the crippled...
TEPCO to supply electricity outside Tokyo area
TEPCO's headquarters in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said May 22 that it plans to sell electricity outside the Tokyo metro area beginning this fall.