Extreme levels of radiation detected at Fukushima No. 1 reactor

Extreme levels of radiation detected at Fukushima No. 1 reactor

According to Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), the radiation level in the containment vessel of reactor 2 at the damaged Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant nuclear complex has reached a maximum of 530 sieverts per hour which is the highest recorded level since…

Fresh leak of highly radioactive water detected at Fukushima No. 1

Fresh leak of highly radioactive water detected at Fukushima No. 1

Sensors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water to the sea, the plant’s operator, Tepco, announced Sunday, February 22 highlighting continued difficulties in decommissioning the crippled atomic station, The Japan

Underground ice wall to contain Fukushima leaks gets official approval

Underground ice wall to contain Fukushima leaks gets official approval

Japanese authorities gave the go-ahead yesterday to the construction of an underground ice wall around the nuclear reactors of the crippled Fukushima plant in attempt to slow down the build-up of radioactive water. Experts are still questioning whether giant i

In Japan: volcano vs the nuclear power plant

In Japan: volcano vs the nuclear power plant

There is an ongoing battle between the Sakurajima volcano and 50-km-away Sendai nuclear power plant in Kyushu, southwestern Japan. While the operator of the power plant aims to restart its idle nuclear reactors, a new strong eruption b

100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from Fukushima nuclear complex

100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from Fukushima nuclear complex

Operator of tsunami stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex said on Thursday, February 20, that roughly 100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from one of the tanks again.

According to the operator, a worker on patrol noticed water spilling from

Never before seen levels of radiation reported near Pacific

Never before seen levels of radiation reported near Pacific

Operator of crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex said on Thursday, February 13, that the latest samples of water tested inside the complex contained radioactive cesium at levels never seen before by the embattled utility.

TEPCO, while admitting there may be a

Radioactive fish continue to be caught near Fukushima

Radioactive fish continue to be caught near Fukushima

Japan used to account for 15 percent of global fish catches, but now, nearly three years after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami which struck Fukushima's Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in March 2011, sales are plummeting in Fukushima and the surrounding

More radioactive leaks from Fukushima after recent typhoon

More radioactive leaks from Fukushima after recent typhoon

A spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said heavy rain during a recent typhoon has flooded one of the tank holding areas.

Asahi reports that the tanks were filled to about 98.6 percent of capacity, leaving very little space between the top of the water and

Japan nuclear-free as last reactor shuts down

Japan nuclear-free as last reactor shuts down

It's a shame that terrible disaster had to be the cause of extreme public outrage against nuclear power in Japan, but it is the fact. As last nuclear reactor began switching off yesterday, Japan will, for the second time since the Fukushima disaster,