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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese government's desperate measures to halt leak at Fukushima nuclear plant

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 02:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Subterranean ice wall is costly and untested, but Tokyo knows it must act now over Fukushima Dramatic move to halt nuclear leak The Japanese government is to fund a costly, untested subterranean ice wall in a desperate step to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated failures by the plant's operator. ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing as anti-nuclear sentiment runs high

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... of Tokyo since the war, has never officially apologised for the bombings, however, leaked diplomatic cables from 2009 suggested that the Japanese government had rebuffed the idea of a US apology ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Quake measuring 6.8 causes small tsunami on Japan's northeastern shores

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:04pm by AFP

    ... added. The Fukushima plant's cooling systems were swamped by the tsunami three years ago, sparking reactor meltdowns and radiation leaks in the worst atomic crisis since the 1986 Chernobyl ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Flooding, havoc as Typhoon Neoguri batters Japanese mainland

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... as well as tainted groundwater leaking into the sea. The plant’s operator is currently building an “ice wall” – freezing the ground around the plant – to solve the groundwater problem, more than ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Highly radioactive water leak discovered at Fukushima, Tepco says

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:14pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo New radioactive water leak found A new leak of 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water has been discovered at Fukushima, the plant's operator said ... spokesman said, adding that it was likely contained. But the news is a further blow to the company's already-battered reputation for safety. "As there is no drainage way near the leak ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Work to start on upgrading US base in Japan despite fierce opposition

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:14pm by Julian Ryall

    ... that is offshore and will be partially covered if the runways are built. The third tender is for the provision of equipment to monitor the presence of dugongs, protected sea mammals that local residents ... was "insensitive" and "ignores the election results". Contractors previously attempted to carry out a drillng survey on the reef and further offshore, but were forced to give up when protesters ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima water decontamination system shutdown after chemical leak

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 03:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Leak shuts Fukushima clean-up system A trouble-prone system used to decontaminate radioactive water at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant was switched off yesterday because of a chemical leak, its operator said. Hydrochloric acid, used to neutralise alkaline water being decontaminated, was found seeping from a pipe joint, Tokyo Electric ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Wipha kills 17, but mostly spares Tokyo and nuclear power plant

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters

    ... in a decade' Typhoon A typhoon killed 17 people in Japan yesterday, most on an offshore island, but largely spared the capital and caused no new disaster as it brushed by the wrecked Fukushima nuclear ... The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Corp (Tepco), cancelled all offshore work and secured machinery as the storm approached. Tepco has been struggling to contain ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Strong typhoon heads for Japan and Fukushima nuclear plant

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 11:44am by AFP

    ... of the Fukushima plant, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said it was bracing for the storm after a series of leaks of radiation-polluted water. “We are making preparations for proper management of contaminated water ... We will patrol places that could have inflows of water (from the storm),” a company spokesman said. Cables and hoses have been bundled together, while ground and off-shore works ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Radioactive water leaks at Fukushima after operator underestimates rainfall

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 10:56am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... radioactive water had leaked from one of the hastily built storage tanks at the Fukushima site. Japan stepped up support for the embattled utility in September, pledging half a billion dollars to help ...




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