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Workers begin removing nuclear fuel from crippled Fukushima plant

TOKYO, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Workers at Japan's quake-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant began the dangerous process Monday of removing fuel from a damaged reactor, officials said.

Tepco to shed 1,000 jobs

TOKYO, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The Japanese utility that owns the Fukushima nuclear facility will cut 1,000 jobs to become financially viable again, company officials said.
Nuclear fuel to be transferred from damaged Fukushima energy plant

Nuclear fuel to be transferred from damaged Fukushima energy plant

TOKYO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The Japanese power company that owns the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant said Friday it would begin removing nuclear fuel from the facility next week.

Radioactive water breaches Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant's barriers

OKUMA, Japan, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Radioactive water breached storage-tank barriers in the Fukushima Daiichi No. 1 nuclear power plant in Japan after heavy rains from a typhoon, officials said.
High levels of radiation found at Fukushima monitor well

High levels of radiation found at Fukushima monitor well

TOKYO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Very high levels of radiation have been found in water at a monitoring well at the destroyed nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, officials say.
Workers' error leads to radioactive water spill at Fukushima plant

Workers' error leads to radioactive water spill at Fukushima plant

TOKYO, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Contaminated water leaked at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan after workers mistakenly detached a pipe Wednesday, operators said.
Pump to cool damaged reactor at Fukushima plant stops

Pump to cool damaged reactor at Fukushima plant stops

TOKYO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A pump used to cool one of the damaged reactors at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, has stopped, the plant's operator said Monday.
Japan: Regulators tell Tepco to bring contamination under control

Japan: Regulators tell Tepco to bring contamination under control

TOKYO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. was ordered to bring the massive amount of radioactive water being spewed by the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex under control.
Fukushima tank leaks radioactive water into ocean

Fukushima tank leaks radioactive water into ocean

TOKYO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday 114 gallons of radioactive water have spilled into the ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Japanese PM visits Fukushima plant amid contamination concern

Japanese PM visits Fukushima plant amid contamination concern

TOKYO, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he has asked for the decommission of the last two reactors at the struggling Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Tepco official: Fukushima contamination 'not under control'

Tepco official: Fukushima contamination 'not under control'

TOKYO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A Tokyo Electric Power Co. official said Friday the situation at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is "not under control."

Japan protests French publication's Fukushima cartoons

TOKYO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Japan's Embassy in France will protest to a French newspaper over cartoons depicting the potential impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Toxic water may have mixed with groundwater near Japanese nuke plant

Toxic water may have mixed with groundwater near Japanese nuke plant

TOKYO, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Toxic water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant may have mixed with groundwater near a leaky water storage tank, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

Japan plans 'ice wall' to corral radioactive water at Fukushima

TOKYO, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Japan says it will create a $320 million underground "ice wall" to stop radioactive contaminated water from the damaged Fukushima plant from reaching the sea.
Greenpeace frets over Fukushima response in Japan

Greenpeace frets over Fukushima response in Japan

TOKYO, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Greenpeace said a decision by the Japanese government to step into the Fukushima Daiichi crisis may be an indication of broader nuclear safety concerns.
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