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Japan’s Fukushima crisis was man-made, says parliament


July 5th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 5 (IANS) A Japanese parliamentary panel said in a report Thursday that last year's crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was "a man-made disaster", RIA Novosti reported.The March ... Read more...

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‘Japan was totally unprepared for Fukushima’


March 5th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 5 (IANS) Japanese agencies were thoroughly "unprepared" for the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 last year, says an independent investigation coming a year after ... Read more...

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Fukushima site finally stabilised: Japan PM


December 16th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 16 (IANS) The crippled nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima power plant have finally been stabilised, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced Friday.An earthquake and tsunami in March knocked out ... Read more...

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Radioactive water from Japan n-plant leaks into Pacific


December 6th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 6 (IANS) Radioactive water from the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant may have leaked into the Pacific Ocean, the plant operator has said.The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) ... Read more...

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Fukushima cleanup will take decades : Japan


July 10th, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Decommissioning of Fukushima nuclear power plant, crippled by the March 2011 quake and tsunami, will take decades, said Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan Saturday.It was ... Read more...

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Radiation detected on Japan seabed


June 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) High levels of radioactive strontium have been found on the seabed near the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, officials said Tuesday.The Tokyo Electric ... Read more...

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Fukushima n-plant operator confirms fuel meltdown


May 24th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 24 (IANS) The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has confirmed fuel meltdown in three reactors at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the Kyodo news agency said ... Read more...

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IAEA team to review nuclear crisis in Japan


May 17th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by BNO News
VIENNA, AUSTRIA (BNO NEWS) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday announced that it will dispatch an international expert fact-finding mission to Japan to review the country's nuclear crisis.Almost 20 ... Read more...

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Japanese PM Kan declines salary until nuclear crisis solved


May 10th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Tuesday announced that starting June, he will be declining his monthly salary and biannual bonuses until the country's nuclear crisis is brought ... Read more...

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Workers enter Fukushima’s no.1 reactor for the first time since the earthquake and tsunami


May 5th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by BNO News
FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) -- Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) on Thursday informed that workers entered the no. 1 nuclear reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant for the first time ... Read more...

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TEPCO to cleanup radioactive debris from n-plant by July


April 25th, 2011 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) expects to complete its work to clean up the radioactive debris at Japan's quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant by July, the ... Read more...

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Tokyo operator to be banned from Fukushima n-plant


April 24th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), that earlier operated the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, will not be allowed to resume reactor operations at the ... Read more...

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Japan declares 20 km no-go zone around Fukushima n-plant


April 21st, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan visited the Fukushima prefecture as the government Thursday declared the 20-km evacuation area around the crippled nuclear power plant as ... Read more...

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TEPCO to reduce employees’ salary by 20 percent


April 21st, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 21 (ANI): Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company is likely to reduce the annual salaries of its employees by around 20 percent, in order to make compensation payments to those affected ... Read more...

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Post Fukushima disaster, Oz nuke industry calls for renewed debate on nuke energy


April 21st, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr. 21 (ANI): The Australian nuclear industry is calling for a renewed public debate about the use of atomic energy in the country.Leading nuclear companies told a forum at the Lowy ... Read more...

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Japan nuke plant workers risking facing depression


April 20th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 20 (ANI): Tokyo Electric Power Company workers struggling to stabilize Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant risk facing depression or death from overwork.The workers are not only undertaking dangerous work ... Read more...

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If cooling continues, no meltdown in Japan’s nuke plant


April 19th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 19 (ANI): Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant will not have a total meltdown if the current cooling of its overheating reactors continues, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano.'Compared with ... Read more...

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Robot collects radiation data at crippled Japan n-plant


April 19th, 2011 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) A robot has been put into service to collect radiation data from a crippled Japanese nuclear plant hit by a tsunami last month, a media report ... Read more...

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Japan, U.S. reaffirms cooperation to tackle Fukushima nuke crisis


April 18th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 18 (ANI): Japan and the United States have reaffirmed their cooperation in efforts to contain the ongoing nuclear crisis at crippled Fukushima Daiichi power station, as the plant operator unveiled ... Read more...

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Japan to announce time of completion for nuke emergency


April 17th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 17 (ANI): Japan is likely to announce a timeline for resolving the nuclear emergency at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said while meeting with Fukushima ... Read more...

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Japan needs 2-3 months to end nuclear crisis


April 16th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 16 (IANS) Japan will need at least two to three more months to bring an end to the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, a nuclear industry ... Read more...

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Japan n-plant operator told to compensate residents


April 15th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 15 (IANS) The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant must pay one million yen ($12,000) to each household displaced or forced indoors by the nuclear accident ... Read more...

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Fire breaks out at Japan’s Fukushima nuke plant, but extinguished


April 12th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 12 (ANI): A fire broke out at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan on Tuesday morning, but was extinguished soon, said the plant's operator.The Tokyo Electric Power Company ... Read more...

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Japan mourns one month after massive earthquake


April 11th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- The people of Japan on Monday remembered and mourned the fatal victims of the March 11 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that has devastated the country and caused an ... Read more...

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Japan to pump radioactive water into sea by Sunday


April 10th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 10 (ANI): Japan will pump radioactive water into the sea from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant by today, a day later than previously planned, said Nuclear and Industrial Safety ... Read more...

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Outflow of highly radioactive water from Japan n-plant stops (Lead)


April 6th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The outflow of highly radioactive water into the sea from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has stopped, the Kyodo news agency reported Wednesday.In an ... Read more...

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Radiation detected in Japan fish


April 6th, 2011 - 4:58 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 6 (IANS) High levels of radioactive iodine and cesium have been detected in fish caught near the troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Japan seeks Russia’s help to dispose radioactive water


April 5th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 5 (ANI): The Japanese Government has asked Russia to send a special radiation treatment vessel to help dispose of contaminated water from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.A spokesman for Russia's ... Read more...

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Japan considers using huge sheets to contain radioactive substances


April 4th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr.4 (ANI): The Japan Government has asked Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, to consider wrapping the containment buildings with large amounts of sheeting ... Read more...

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Radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear power plant leaking into sea: TEPCO


April 2nd, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 2(ANI): Radioactive water is leaking into the sea from a 20-centimetre crack in a containment pit at Japan's quake and tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, its operator Tokyo Electric Power ... Read more...

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Complications arise in radioactive water removal at Japan’s Fukushima nuke plant


March 31st, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar. 31 (ANI): The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency in Japan has said that complications have risen in efforts taken to remove radiation contaminated water from a reactor building at the ... Read more...

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Japanese operator says it will “scrap” four reactors at tsunami hit nuke plant


March 30th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 30 (ANI): Tokyo Electric Power Company's Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumatahas said that four of its six reactors at the earthquake-cum-tsunami nuclear plant in Japan will completely be 'scrapped'."We have no ... Read more...

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Japan considers limiting electricity use by major firms to overcome shortage


March 30th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.30 (ANI): The Japan Government is considering to limit electricity usage of major firms to deal with anticipated power shortages this summer as Tokyo Electric Power Company has lost some of ... Read more...

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“Workers losing race to save quake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear power plant”: Expert


March 30th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 30 (ANI): The radioactive core in a reactor at the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear power plant has melted through the bottom of its containment vessel to a concrete floor raising ... Read more...

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High radiation water found outside Japan’s Fukushima nuke plant


March 29th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.29 (ANI): Highly radioactive water has been found outside No.2 reactor of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, said Tokyo Electric Power Company officials.The water was found in ... Read more...

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