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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.

Japan steps in to tackle Fukushima radioactive water leakage

TOKYO, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The Japanese government said Tuesday it will spend 47 billion yen ($472 million) to stop radioactive water leaking at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

New radiation spikes seen at Fukushima nuclear plant

TOKYO, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Tokyo Electric Power said this weekend it had discovered new areas of contamination at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Fishermen press Tepco to end radioactive water problem at Fukushima

Fishermen press Tepco to end radioactive water problem at Fukushima

TOKYO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A fishermen's group pushed Tokyo Electric Power Co. to ensure there wouldn't be any more leaks of radioactive water from its crippled nuclear power plant.
Japan steps in to Fukushima disaster

Japan steps in to Fukushima disaster

TOKYO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Japanese government said Tuesday it would take an "active role" in stemming the radioactive leaks from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Tepco admits radioactive flow into Pacific from Fukushima

Tepco admits radioactive flow into Pacific from Fukushima

TOKYO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. estimated massive amounts of radioactive material have flowed into the Pacific Ocean, raising fears about the harm to marine life.

TEPCO: Radiation leaking into sea from Fukushima plant

TOKYO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A cooperative is suspending fishing in the waters near Japan's stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, officials said Thursday.

'Worst-case scenario' at Fukushima

TOKYO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority said the cascading series of radioactive water leaks from the Fukushima plant is approaching a worst case scenario.

Greenpeace troubled by Fukushima leak

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Advocacy group Greenpeace said it was growing frustrated with a Tokyo utility company following a string of incidents at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Radioactive water leak from Fukushima considered 'level 1' incident

Radioactive water leak from Fukushima considered 'level 1' incident

TOKYO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Highly radioactive water has leaked from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, says Tokyo Electric Power Co., the plant's operator.
Tepco says radioactive water leaking from Fukushima plant

Tepco says radioactive water leaking from Fukushima plant

FUKUSHIMA, Japan, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Puddles of water with high radiation levels were found near storage tanks on the premises of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

Workers contaminated at Fukushima plant

TOKYO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday two workers were contaminated with radioactive material at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Japan to step in for Fukushima cleanup?

Japan to step in for Fukushima cleanup?

TOKYO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The Japanese government has signaled that it plans to take a more direct role in the clean-up effort at the Fukushima nuclear power plant amid rising concerns over leaking radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.

Fukushima's 'chemical wall' fails to protect Pacific Ocean

TOKYO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The Japanese government said Wednesday at least 300 tons of radioactive water may be flowing into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Fukushima plant leaking toxic water into Pacific

FUKUSHIMA, Japan, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Up to 40 trillion becquerels of tritium -- a radioactive isotope of hydrogen -- washed out to sea from the Fukushima plant, Japanese nuclear officials said.

Mystery radioactive objects found near Fukushima plant

TOKYO, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Scientists in Japan said they were trying to identify four objects, all highly radioactive, found in an area evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

High radiation level found in water pit at damaged Japan nuke plant

TOKYO, July 29 (UPI) -- A pool of water accumulating in a pit at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant shows an extremely high level of radioactive tritium, officials say.

Radioactive water remains at site near Fukushima nuke plant

FUKUSHIMA, Japan, July 27 (UPI) -- Water near a Fukushima nuclear power plant is as radioactive as it was after the plant nearly melted down in 2011, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
Steam leaking from damaged Japanese nuclear plant causes concern

Steam leaking from damaged Japanese nuclear plant causes concern

TOKYO, July 18 (UPI) -- The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant says steam is leaking from the reactor building and it will take action to avoid a possible nuclear reaction.

Regulators say Fukushima plant leaking contaminated water into ocean

TOKYO, July 17 (UPI) -- The Fukushima nuclear power plant is probably still leaking contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean despite denials by the plant's operator, regulators say.
Japan: Contamination found at Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan: Contamination found at Fukushima nuclear plant

TOKYO, July 9 (UPI) -- Tokyo Electric Power said Tuesday it found high levels of radioactive material during testing at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan.

Radioactive tritium level rising in Fukushima water

TOKYO, June 25 (UPI) -- The Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it has noted a rise in radioactive tritium in sea water within the port at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

95 gallons of radioactive water leaks in Fukushima nuclear plant

TOKYO, June 21 (UPI) -- About 95 gallons of radioactive water leaked from a desalination unit at the disabled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday.

Anti-terror drill held at Japan's crippled Fukushima reactor

TOKYO, May 11 (UPI) -- About 150 people participated in drills Saturday aimed at protecting Japan's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant from terrorist attack.

Radioactivity detected in water near Fukushima

TOKYO, April 27 (UPI) -- Small amounts of radiation have been detected in monitoring holes around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday.
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