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The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will start releasing the fourth round of treated radioactive water into the ocean on Wednesday.
Feb 27, 2024
Treated water from Fukushima plant to be released for the fourth time
The wastewater release first began in August last year despite opposition from countries such as China.
The location of the water leak (left) and a close-up of the vent where the water was released at part of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 8, 2024
Tepco reports leak at Fukushima but says no contamination detected
The nuclear plant operator plans to remove soil from around the area that may have been contaminated by the 5,500 liters of radioactive water that leaked.
Materials that appear to be debris at the bottom of the containment vessel of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant's Unit 2 reactor.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 26, 2024
Tepco delays removal of melted nuclear fuel at Fukushima plant
Retrieving the highly radioactive mix of melted nuclear fuel and debris from the crippled plant is considered one of the hardest decommissioning tasks.
The Shika nuclear power in Ishikawa Prefecture
Jan 2, 2024
Japan's nuclear power plants largely undamaged following quake
While the plants escaped serious damage, the tremor could once again spark public concern about the safety of nuclear energy.
The No. 6 and No. 7 reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture in April 2021
JAPAN / Society
Dec 27, 2023
NRA lifts ban on operations at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant
When the plant will be reactivated remains uncertain as Tepco, the operator, needs to gain consent from local governments as well.
Water tanks containing treated radioactive water on the grounds of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in October
Dec 15, 2023
Tepco's Fukushima No. 1 victim compensation costs set to rise
Factors in the increase includes pay outs to fishery operators due to the releases into the ocean of tritium-containing treated wastewater from the plant.
A site at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant where workers were splashed with water containing radioactive materials in October
Dec 15, 2023
Radioactivity detected in Fukushima worker's nose
Radioactive materials may have touched the worker's face on Monday as he took off a full-face mask after finishing his work.
The Fukushima No. 1 plant
Oct 27, 2023
Radioactive liquid exposure at Fukushima plant sends 2 to hospital
A hose channeling contaminated solutions came loose, spraying the liquid on five workers.
A fisherman unloads a flounder at Matsukawaura Fishing Port in the city of Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Aug. 31. Japan's fishery industry has taken a big hit since the country started releasing treated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the Chinese government imposed a blanket ban on Japanese seafood imports.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 24, 2023
One month on, Chinese import ban hits Japanese food exports
Food exports to China plunged 41.2% in August from a year before — but the full effect of the ban after the Fukushima water release has yet to be felt.
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which started releasing treated radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, in Fukushima Prefecture on Aug. 24
Sep 11, 2023
First round of release of treated Fukushima water completed
Tepco is releasing approximately 31,200 tons of the tritium-laced water in four rounds during the current fiscal year through March.
Journalists tour the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant and the tanks that contain contaminated water on Aug. 27
Sep 6, 2023
We need to put low-dose radiation into perspective
Public fear of the effects of low-dose radiation isn’t backed by science. The Fukushima water release shows, once again, that better education is needed.
People buy salt in Daoxian, China, in this screenshot obtained from a social media video released on Friday.
Aug 26, 2023
China says salt supply ample as Fukushima prompts panic buying
The nation can produce 50 million tons of salt that is used in food each year, much higher than annual consumption of around 12 million tons.
A vendor arranges seafood at her stall at a seafood market in Beijing on Friday.
Aug 26, 2023
Japan eyes fisheries aid amid China's Fukushima-linked import ban
The government seeks to mitigate the Chinese move's negative impact on the fishery industry while continuing to urge China to lift the ban.
Vendors carry lobster at a seafood market in Shanghai, China, on Friday.
Aug 25, 2023
Japan fishing industry reels after China’s seafood embargo
The average price of fresh Aomori tuna at the Toyosu market in Tokyo fell 24% on Aug. 25 from the previous day to ¥9,383 per kilogram.
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture
Aug 25, 2023
Tritium level near Fukushima plant well below Tepco standards
The plant operator said the level in the Pacific Ocean was below about 10 becquerels per liter in all 10 locations it surveyed.
Locals protest the release of tritium-laced water from the Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant on Thursday in the town of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 24, 2023
Fukushima locals worry about the 'what ifs' from water release
Towns and villages around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant were buzzing with the “what ifs” from the plant’s tritium-laced water release on Thursday.
The release of treated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the sea in the town of Okuma, in Fukushima prefecture, began Thursday.
JAPAN / Explainer
Aug 24, 2023
A closer look at the Fukushima water discharge plan
The IAEA, the Japanese government and many nuclear experts say this process is safe and consistent with what other countries are doing.
Storage tanks containing treated water on the grounds of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant earlier this week. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, the plant’s operator, started releasing some of the water into the sea on Thursday.
Aug 24, 2023
Japan begins controversial release of treated Fukushima water
The discharge is a major step in the decommissioning process for the reactors hit by meltdowns following the March 2011 tsunami.
People protest in Hong Kong on Tuesday after Japan announced that it would release treated water from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the sea.
Aug 23, 2023
Treated water release from Fukushima sparks mixed reactions in Asia
After reaching an agreement with the IAEA on information-sharing about the operation, Seoul announced that it would not stand in the way of the plan.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a ministerial meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 22, 2023
Japan to begin releasing treated Fukushima water Thursday
Despite fishing cooperatives' lingering worries of reputational damage, the government will go ahead with its plan.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves