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Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant owner liable in suicide, court says

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant owner liable in suicide, court says

FUKUSHIMA, Japan, Aug. 26 (UPI) --A Fukushima, Japan, court ruled Tuesday a power plant owner is liable for a woman's suicide, prompted by the 2011 nuclear plant meltdown.
Ed Adamczyk
Restart of world's largest nuclear plant delayed in Japan

Restart of world's largest nuclear plant delayed in Japan

TOKYO , July 3 (UPI) --The world's largest nuclear power plant in Kashiwazaki, Japan, has been shut down to address safety issues and will not restart this year, its owner announced.
Ed Adamczyk
U.S. sends drones to Japan to monitor China and North Korea nuclear activity

U.S. sends drones to Japan to monitor China and North Korea nuclear activity

TOKYO, May 30 (UPI) --The U.S. Air Force will deploy two Global Hawk drones to Japan for regular surveillance operations to monitor nuclear activity in China and North Korea.
Aileen Graef
Japan gets first LNG cargo from Papua New Guinea

Japan gets first LNG cargo from Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, May 27 (UPI) --Japan will receive the first shipment of liquefied natural gas from a project led by Exxon Mobil in Papua New Guinea, project developers said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Some Fukushima residents returning home after 3 years of forced evacuation

Some Fukushima residents returning home after 3 years of forced evacuation

April 1 (UPI) -- Three years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant meltdown, hundreds of residents of Fukushima Prefecture are now allowed to return home.
JC Finley
Japan marks three years since quake, tsunami, nuclear meltdown

Japan marks three years since quake, tsunami, nuclear meltdown

SENDAI, Japan, March 11 (UPI) -- Prayers and ceremonies across northeast Japan marked the third anniversary of the 2011 tsunami, earthquake and Fukushima nuclear facility accident Tuesday.
Alarm ignored; radioactive water seeps into ground at nuke plant

Alarm ignored; radioactive water seeps into ground at nuke plant

TOKYO, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- One hundred tons of radioactive water spilled over a storage tank and into the ground at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in Japan, Tepco said Thursday.

Public 'safe' from Fukushima, IAEA says

VIENNA, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency said work remaining at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear site will be challenging but the public is relatively safe.
Japan provides update to IAEA on Fukushima radioactivity and facilities

Japan provides update to IAEA on Fukushima radioactivity and facilities

VIENNA, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency announced Wednesday that it has received an update on the conditions at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
JC Finley

Japan's Tepco to restart nuclear reactors?

TOKYO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Japanese government has approved a business turnaround plan submitted by Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, which includes restarting idled reactors at the utility's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant.
Radiation lawsuit dismissed; lawyers to refile

Radiation lawsuit dismissed; lawyers to refile

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by U.S. sailors who were exposed to dangerous radiation following the March 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Fukushima's last two reactors to be decommissioned

Fukushima's last two reactors to be decommissioned

TOKYO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Tokyo Electric Power Company, operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, will decommission the facility's two remaining reactors, Units 5 and 6.

Releasing radioactive water an option for Fukushima?

TOKYO, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency has suggested that Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, consider discharging less harmful radioactive water from the site into the sea.

Fukushima nuclear fuel removal process begins

TOKYO, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, has begun the process of removing nuclear fuel from the No. 4 reactor building.
TEPCO completes day 1 of removing fuel rods from Fukushima

TEPCO completes day 1 of removing fuel rods from Fukushima

Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company has completed day 1 of its year-long plan to remove spent fuel rods from the Unit 4 of the Fukushima nuclear plant -- the beginning of a decades-long decommissioning process.
Ananth Baliga
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