Fukushima News

Disaster-hit Fukushima to host 2020 Olympic torch relay

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

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

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

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

Ex-TEPCO chairman, top executives charged in Fukushima disaster

Three reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant damaged in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami suffered meltdowns, triggering massive radiation leaks that forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate.

Japan lifts evacuation order for radiation-hit Fukushima town

Japan central government has said radiation levels in Naraha have fallen to levels deemed safe following decontamination efforts.


Japan restarts nuclear reactor after break due to Fukushima

The restart marks Japan's return to nuclear energy four-and-half-years after the 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan following an earthquake and tsunami.

Japan OKs 40-year Fukushima nuclear plant cleanup plan despite unknowns

Three of the plant's six reactors melted following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Nuclear disaster: Control rooms with no bosses, hotline turned cold

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Downgraded typhoon heading toward Fukushima plant

More than 680 houses in several prefectures were flooded or damaged due to the typhoon and heavy rain.