A protest has taken place at the gate of a Japanese nuclear power plant as it was restarted today – the first such facility to go back online since the country shut down all of its reactors for safety checks following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Sun, 01 Jul, 2012
The operator of Japan’s tsunami-flooded nuclear power complex was seeking ways today to pull damaged spent fuel rods out of a storage pool at one of its reactors, citing surging radiation and elevated temperatures as worrisome signs.
Thu, 14 Apr, 2011
Workers were pumping more than three million gallons of contaminated water from Japan’s tsunami-ravaged nuclear power complex into the Pacific Ocean today, freeing storage space for even more highly radioactive water that has hampered efforts to stabilise the plant’s reactors.
Tue, 05 Apr, 2011
Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors today after an explosion and fire dramatically escalated the crisis spawned by the earthquake and tsunami four days ago.
Tue, 15 Mar, 2011
An explosion shattered a building housing a nuclear reactor today amid fears of a meltdown, while across wide swaths of north-eastern Japan officials searched for thousands of people missing more than a day after a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Sat, 12 Mar, 2011