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AseanPlus News 15 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Fukushima plant

Tokyo: A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan’s Fuk­ushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown, officials said.

AseanPlus News 07 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Japan confirms first Fukushima worker death from radiation

Tokyo: Japan has announced for the first time that a worker at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has died after being exposed to radiation, Japanese media reported.

World 26 Jan 2017 | 7:20 AM

Plans to remove nuclear fuel at Fukushima delayed again - Nikkei

(Reuters) - A plan to remove spent nuclear fuel from Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings Inc's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant hit by the March 2011 tsunami has been postponed again due to delays in preparation, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday.

Japan 30 Aug 2016 | 2:22 AM

Strong typhoon Lionrock aims for Japan’s northeast

Tokyo (AFP) - A strong typhoon was on course Tuesday for a direct hit on northeastern Japan, with authorities warning of heavy rain and high waves along the Pacific coast.

Japan 26 Feb 2016 | 9:32 AM

Japan restarts another reactor, fourth since tsunami disaster shutdown

TOKYO: A Japanese utility on Friday said it started up a nuclear reactor, the fourth to come back online following a nationwide shutdown after the March 2011 tsunami disaster.

AseanPlus News 24 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM

Tokyo park closed after rocketing radiation levels found

TOKYO, (AFP) - Extremely high levels of radiation have been discovered in a playground in Tokyo, officials said Friday, fanning fears for the health of children in the area.

World 09 Mar 2015 | 4:10 PM

Fukushima residents torn over nuclear waste storage plan

OKUMA, Japan (Reuters) - Norio Kimura lost his wife, father and 7-year-old daughter Yuna in the March 2011 tsunami.

World 03 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM

Fukushima workers sue Tepco over unpaid wages, reliance on contractors

IWAKI Japan (Reuters) - A group of Fukushima workers on Wednesday sued Tokyo Electric for unpaid wages in a potentially precedent-setting legal challenge to the utility and its reliance on contractors to shut down a nuclear plant destroyed by the industry's worst accident since Chernobyl.