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Radioactive water floods Fukushima plant basements after wrong...
Temporary storage tanks holding radioactive water line the grounds of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Satoru Semba)
Tons of highly radioactive water have flooded basements at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after pumps that should not have been in use were mistakenly turned...
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 ...
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....
TEPCO puts off planned rate hike, focuses on restructuring
Fumio Sudo, the new chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Co., outlines the company’s strategy at a  news conference on March 31 in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward.
Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s new chairman said the utility will decide by the end of the year whether to raise electricity rates if it cannot restart its nuclear plant in...
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...
Fukushima fishermen OK TEPCO plan to release diverted groundwater...
Fishermen haul in a fishing net off Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 10 as part of inspections to check the radioactive contamination levels of their catch. (Satoru Semba)
IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--Fishermen here have given the go-ahead for Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s bypass plan to release uncontaminated groundwater into the sea by diverting ...
Survey: Major companies show greater eagerness to hire new...
Job-seeking university students attend company information sessions in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward last December. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
One in three major companies plans to hire more new graduates next spring as compared with this year, an Asahi Shimbun survey shows.
KYOKO MIYAKE: Film director always looking for the truth
Kyoko Miyake divides her time between Japan and Britain. “I don't want to constantly hover between the two countries, I just want to be able to live in both.” (Akira Suemori)
Hackney, in northeast London, is home to many low income households, immigrants and budding artists. In a corner of this borough last December, Kyoko Miyake was busy editing...
Treatment of Fukushima radioactive water unlikely to resume soon
The Asahi Shimbun
Treatment of radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has been suspended indefinitely after a malfunction shut down the entire purification process and fouled up...
ALPS decontamination system malfunctions again at Fukushima plant
The ALPS water decontamination equipment at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in November (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Key decontamination equipment at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has malfunctioned again, resulting in radioactive water being stored in tanks meant for treated water, Tokyo...
Niigata governor: Nuclear evacuation plans impossible without...
Gregory Jaczko, former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, meets with Niigata Governor Hirohiko Izumida in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on March 12. (Hiroyuki Yamamoto)
Niigata Governor Hirohiko Izumida said it is impossible to draw up effective evacuation plans for a nuclear accident unless the central government overhauls related laws and...
THREE YEARS AFTER: Risks of radiation exposure remain high for...
Workers push wheelbarrows near the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in November. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
About half of the workers at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in the three years since the triple meltdown have been exposed to more than 5 millisieverts of radiation, a ...
THREE YEARS AFTER: Daughter of TEPCO worker struggles with family...
Haruka Yashiro receives her high school diploma at a graduation ceremony in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 1. (Satoru Ogawa)
IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--A teenage girl whose family has fallen apart since the Fukushima nuclear crisis unfolded is finally coming to terms with her father's job.
THREE YEARS AFTER: Quake or tsunami? Panels at odds over cause of...
Isolation condensers and peeled thermal insulation are seen amid debris from an explosion at the No. 1 reactor building of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in May 2013. (Provided by the Nuclear Regulation Authority)
The thousands of families wanting to know what specifically led to the Fukushima nuclear disaster that turned their lives upside down might have to wait decades for an answer.
Fukushima villages face 1-year delay in lifting of evacuation...
The Asahi Shimbun
Citing delays in decontamination work, the government has decided to extend evacuation orders by one year for two villages near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant,...