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Japan PM says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed

October 17, 2021 9:54 pm

Japanese officials say disposal of the water is indispensable for the plant cleanup, and that its release into the ocean is the most realistic option.

Fukushima: South Korea summons Japan's envoy over dumping decision

April 13, 2021 5:52 pm

The Japanese government has approved a controversial plan to release radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. South Korea expressed 'strong regret' over the decision.

Explained: How Japan plans to release contaminated Fukushima water into the ocean

April 13, 2021 8:40 am

Once begun, the water disposal will take decades to complete, with a rolling filtering and dilution process, alongside the planned decommissioning of the plant.

Ghost Towns of Fukushima Remain Empty After Decade-Long Rebuild

March 11, 2021 1:23 pm

As the country marks the 10th anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown, parts of Fukushima are still off limits and the prefecture remains a laggard in recovery.

Explained: How ocean in Fukushima became a dumping ground for radioactive waste

March 18, 2020 2:52 pm

Radiation levels in the sea off Fukushima were millions of times higher than the government's limit of 100 becquerels. And still today, radioactive substances can be detected off the coast of Japan and in other parts of the Pacific.

Japan wants to dump nuclear plant’s tainted water. Fishermen fear the worst

December 24, 2019 11:20 am

The water from the Fukushima disaster is more radioactive than the authorities have previously publicized, raising doubts about government assurances that it will be made safe.

Disaster-hit Fukushima to host 2020 Olympic torch relay

July 12, 2018 1:04 pm

Organizers want the 2020 Olympics to help showcase Japan's recovery from the disaster that took more than 18,000 lives and triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

July 23, 2017 7:38 am

On Friday, the robot spotted suspected debris of melted fuel for the first time since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused multiple meltdowns and destroyed the plant.

Japan prepares for release of tritium from Fukushima plant

April 12, 2016 12:52 pm

The radioactive material is technically near-impossible to remove from the huge quantities of water used to cool melted-down reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.

Fukushima ground zero: No place for either man or robot

March 10, 2016 12:42 pm

Five years ago, one of the worst earthquakes in history triggered a 10-metre high tsunami that crashed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station causing multiple meltdowns. Nearly 19,000 people were killed or left missing and 160,000 lost their homes and livelihoo