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Fukushima workers struggle to contain toxic water at nuclear plant

Japanese nuclear inspectors visit the plant. Photo: Bloomberg

Radiation near a tank holding highly contaminated water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has spiked 18-fold, the plant's operator said yesterday, highlighting the struggle to bring the crisis under control after more than two years.

Monday, 2 September, 2013, 3:19pm

Tokyo asks Nagasaki bomb maker for help in fighting Fukushima leaks

Decontamination workers remove radiated soil and leaves from a forest in Kawauchi, Fukushima. Photo: Reuters

Hanford Engineer Works in the US northwest produced the 9kg of plutonium for the bomb that destroyed Nagasaki in 1945. Now Japan is turning to the nuclear production and waste facility for help.

17 Aug 2013 - 3:00am

Radioactive Fukushima water 'leaking into ocean'

Water tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which was ravaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Photo: Reuters

Japan’s nuclear regulator says radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima power plant is probably leaking into the Pacific Ocean, a problem long suspected by experts but denied by the plant’s operator.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am