Disasters

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  • 21 Apr 2016- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Releasing water containing diluted tritium into the Pacific Ocean is the most feasible option for dealing with the wastewater at the crippled Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and
  • 31 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Fukushima District Public Prosecutor’s Office said on March 29th that it had not found insufficient evidence to indict Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) President Naomi Hirose and 31 other current and former executives over leaks of
  • 22 Jul 2015- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, still has some 7,000 tons of radioactive water that has to be removed from 16 locations, including underground tunnels, at the
  • 23 Feb 2015- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan A new leak of highly radioactive water has been detected at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, according to the plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO). The leak was detected on February 22nd by sensors
  • 11 Feb 2015- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Toxic water build-up remains a major challenge at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, according to Juan Carlos Lentijo, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team that is in Japan to review the progress of the
  • 22 Jan 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority on January 21st approved a plan to allow the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, to discharge wastewater from the facility containing some
  • 3 Oct 2014- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, this week started using a new, mobile water treatment facility to clean radioactive water at the crippled plant, according to local reports. The
  • 25 Sep 2014- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country in March 2011, is still releasing tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, despite recent progress by plant operator the
  • 20 Feb 2014- 10:02 by Local Press Report FUKUSHIMA BBC Around 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water have leaked from a storage tank at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, operator Tokyo Electric (Tepco) says. The toxic water may have overflowed after a valve was left open by mistake, Tepco said.
  • 14 Feb 2014- 10:11 by Local Press Report FUKUSHIMA Japan News Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday that 130,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per liter were detected in groundwater sampled the same day from an observation well at its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The level was the
  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan It will take at least five or six years to stop all radioactive water leaks and groundwater and ocean contamination at the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to a new report from the Japanese government advisory
  • 4 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Both Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority and the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco), which operates the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said this week that dumping contaminated water from the plant into the ocean is
  • 8 Aug 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Japanese officials announced this week that some 300 tons per day of radioactive water is pouring out of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was destroyed during the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami. “We think that the volume of
  • 31 Jul 2013- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) officials admitted this weekend that a pool of water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant contains levels of radioactive tritium that exceed 145 times that of Japan’s permissible level. They believe