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  • 28 Jan 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant is “still unfolding,” former Prime Minister Naoto Kan warned this week. Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on January 26th, Kan, who was the
  • 8 Jan 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, has been struggling to store an extra 200-300 tons of contaminated groundwater each day, after it built walls to prevent that water
  • 27 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has completed construction of a 780-meter coastal wall that is expected to reduce the amount of radioactive water flowing into the Pacific from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear reactor, the company announced
  • 21 Oct 2015- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, will begin freezing a 1,500-meter-long and 30-meter deep soil barrier-- which aims to prevent groundwater from flowing into reactor
  • 2 Oct 2015- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Police in Fukushima, Japan have filed a case against the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) and 32 of the utility’s current and former executives over leaks of radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean. Japanese daily Mainichi quoted
  • 16 Sep 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria The head of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission this week pledged to continue work to decommission reactors and contain radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In his speech at the annual International
  • 11 Sep 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Flooding from Typhoon Etau, which tore through Japan earlier this week, has caused hundreds of tons of contaminated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to leak into the ocean, the Tokyo Electric Power Company
  • 10 Sep 2015- 10:21 by Local Press Report TOKYO RT News Tens of thousands of people have been ordered to leave homes across Japan after Tropical Typhoon Etau ripped through the country. Military helicopters plucked residents from the roofs of their homes. Climate Disasters Reputational Risk Social
  • 4 Sep 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, on September 3rd started pumping up groundwater from wells at the No. 1 reactor in order to prevent the volume of contaminated water at the
  • 11 Aug 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan At an August 11th meeting, the Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations gave final approval for the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) plan to discharge radioactive groundwater into the Pacific Ocean
  • 29 Jul 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan A fishermen’s group in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture has approved the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) plan to release radioactive groundwater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean
  • 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
  • 14 May 2015- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria Although it has made “good progress” in cleaning up the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) could be doing a better job at handling radioactive waste and contaminated water, the
  • 21 Apr 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan A power outage that shut down all of the water transfer pumps at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has led to more radioactive water leaks at the facility, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said on April 21st. TEPCO, which operates
  • 26 Mar 2015- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Japan has spent over $4.9 billion USD so far on decommissioning the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and dealing with the massive buildup of contaminated water there, with a significant amount of those funds being wasted on

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