Conditions at No. 1 no better: official

Jun 25, 2014

Conditions at No. 1 no better: official

by Satoshi Iizuka

A government official involved in measures to combat the toxic water buildup at Fukushima No. 1 emphasized the importance of improving working conditions for the roughly 6,000 workers at the crippled nuclear plant during a recent media tour. “I sincerely felt the hardships workers ...

Apr 17, 2014

ALPS unit hit by toxic water overflow

Around 1.1 tons of highly radioactive water overflowed from a waste container at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex while the experimental ALPS radiation-filtering system was being cleaned, Tokyo Electric Power Co. has reported. The overflow at the trouble-plagued water treatment system was noticed ...

Tepco needs public cash to dig deep wall

Aug 7, 2013

Tepco needs public cash to dig deep wall

The public must fund Tepco's effort to freeze the soil around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 reactors to prevent more groundwater from becoming radioactive, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says.

Jun 21, 2013

360 liters of radioactive water leaks from Fukushima No. 1

An estimated 360 liters of radioactive water has leaked from a desalination unit at the ruined Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday. The utility said water did not leave the complex but did not disclose its radiation level. ...