Disasters

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  • 7 Sep 2019- 08:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The government of Japan has told diplomats that it is still considering options for handling contaminated toxic radioactive water stored as part of contamination management measures following damage to Fukushima nuclear power plant which was
  • 27 Oct 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The cost of cleaning up the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant could increase from $766 million USD annually to several billion dollars a year, Japan's industry ministry said this week. Minister of the Economy, Trade and
  • 24 Oct 2016- 07:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Bags of radiation-contaminated soil could be sinking into the ground at temporary storage sites in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, allowing radioactive water to pool inside them, according to a new study by the country’s Board of Audit.
  • 10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan As much as 32 liters of radioactive water leaked from a storage tank at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant last week, but the leak is now contained, the Tokyo Electric Power Company said on October 6th. The leaked water-- a combination
  • 6 Oct 2016- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, has asked the Japanese government to help it avoid bankruptcy due to the escalating costs of the clean-up at the crippled facility. TEPCO did
  • 6 Sep 2016- 06:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Heavy rainfall from recent typhoons has caused partial melting of the underground ice wall that is supposed to prevent water from seeping into and out of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)
  • 22 Jul 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The underground ice wall built around the reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will not be able to entirely prevent water from seeping into the buildings, the plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company
  • 21 Jul 2016- 11:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSAKA, Japan High levels of radioactive contamination have been found in riverbanks, estuaries and coastal waters in Fukushima, environmental group Greenpeace Japan warned this week. The group said in a July 21st report that it had discovered
  • 26 May 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said this week that its plan to decrease groundwater contamination by freezing soil around the plant has hit a snag. The utility
  • 29 Apr 2016- 11:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The frozen barrier built to reduce the flow of groundwater at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will not prevent some water from reaching the reactors, Yuichi Okamura, a general manager at the Tokyo Electric Power Company
  • 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
  • 11 Mar 2016- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Handling contaminated wastewater remains one of the top issues at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, five years after an earthquake and tsunami severely damaged the facility. Earlier this week, plant operator the Tokyo
  • 1 Mar 2016- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said on February 26th that it expects to halt the buildup of contaminated groundwater that has infiltrated the damaged reactor
  • 16 Feb 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) and the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, this week agreed to start operating the frozen underground wall at the No. 1 reactor in
  • 11 Feb 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Clean-up work at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant could take as long as 40 years, according to the plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). Plant chief Akira Ono told reporters on February 10th that

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