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Fukushima plant operator claims seismometers 'out of order' for a year before 15 Feb quake
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Fukushima plant operator claims seismometers 'out of order' for a year before 15 Feb quake

Officials acknowledged that multiple seismometers had failed several months ago, and hadn't been repaired since.

Tokyo earthquake might've caused additional damage to the Fukushima nuclear plant
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Tokyo earthquake might've caused additional damage to the Fukushima nuclear plant

There was a drop in water levels in the Unit 1 and 3 reactors indicating that the existing damage to their primary containment chambers was worsened.

Japan court acquits 3 ex-Tokyo Electric Power Company execs in case of professional negligence over 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster
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Japan court acquits 3 ex-Tokyo Electric Power Company execs in case of professional negligence over 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster

A Japanese court on Thursday acquitted three former power company executives of professional negligence in the only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown

Japan pledges to boost renewable energy while not abandoning nuclear power
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Japan pledges to boost renewable energy while not abandoning nuclear power

Critics though say the government has done too little to push renewable energy as a viable option.

Japanese company TEPCO to decommission Fukushima nuclear plant, plans on dismantling all 10 reactors
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Japanese company TEPCO to decommission Fukushima nuclear plant, plans on dismantling all 10 reactors

Tokyo Electric Power Company responsible for meltdowns at a nuclear power plant in Japan seven years ago said it might decommission a plant in Fukushima that narrowly escaped the crisis

Fukushima operator TEPCO releases fresh images of reactor wreckage; broken parts, debris that could be melted fuel seen
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Fukushima operator TEPCO releases fresh images of reactor wreckage; broken parts, debris that could be melted fuel seen

The operator of Fukushima's crippled nuclear power plant has released fresh images of the wreckage inside a damaged reactor, showing broken metal parts and debris

Science battles human fears as Japan fails to reach consensus on dealing with radioactive water at Fukushima
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Science battles human fears as Japan fails to reach consensus on dealing with radioactive water at Fukushima

Many people believe the water is stored because it’s not safe to release, and they think Fukushima fish is not available because it’s not safe to eat.

Six years after Fukushima disaster, TEPCO found guilty by Japan court; fined $3.3 million
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Six years after Fukushima disaster, TEPCO found guilty by Japan court; fined $3.3 million

A Japanese court ruled on Friday that the plant operator not the government was responsible for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, ordering the former to pay damages.

Fukushima trial: Ex-bosses of Tokya Electric Power to face criminal court over Japan's 2011 nuclear crisis
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Fukushima trial: Ex-bosses of Tokya Electric Power to face criminal court over Japan's 2011 nuclear crisis

Three former executives at the operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant went on trial on Friday, the only people ever to face a criminal court in connection with the 2011 meltdowns that left swathes of countryside uninhabitable

Robot sent to study Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan
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Robot sent to study Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan

Japanese authorities sent a robot to the Fukushima nuclear plant on Tuesday to measure radiation levels inside and evaluate its condition ahead of a future dismantling of a reactor.

Robot death at Fukushima: Bots sent to repair damage at nuclear power plant got their circuits destroyed
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Robot death at Fukushima: Bots sent to repair damage at nuclear power plant got their circuits destroyed

Japan on Friday marked the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. Robots sent into repair the site are ‘dying’ – as soon as the robots get close to the damaged reactors, their circuits get destroyed because of the radiation.

Containing Fukushima's radioactive water may be 9-year fight
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Containing Fukushima's radioactive water may be 9-year fight

After battling radioactive water leaks for five years at Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, the utility says it will need another four to finish the job.

Fukushima disaster: Three ex-TEPCO executives charged with negligence
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Fukushima disaster: Three ex-TEPCO executives charged with negligence

Three former Japanese utility executives were formally charged on Monday with negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster, becoming the first officials from the company to face a criminal trial.

Japan's Fukushima nuclear cleanup hampered by contaminated water woes
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Japan's Fukushima nuclear cleanup hampered by contaminated water woes

More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the broken reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods.

Fukushima workers to sue Tepco for unpaid danger pay
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Fukushima workers to sue Tepco for unpaid danger pay

Workers employed in decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are to sue operator Tokyo Electric Power and some subcontractors, demanding millions of yen in unpaid danger money, their lawyer said on Wednesday.

Fukushima operators plan to dump water directly in ocean raises concerns
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Fukushima operators plan to dump water directly in ocean raises concerns

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant today unveiled a plan to dump scrubbed water directly into the ocean, sparking concerns over whether it would be properly decontaminated.

Angry Tepco shareholders in Japan demand end to nuclear plants
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Angry Tepco shareholders in Japan demand end to nuclear plants

Furious shareholders of the company that runs Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power station joined campaigners today to demand the permanent closure of the utility's atomic plants as it held its annual meeting.

Fukushima: Japan to start building underground ice wall
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Fukushima: Japan to start building underground ice wall

Japan will on Monday start constructing an underground ice wall at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, freezing the soil under broken reactors to slow the build-up of radioactive water, officials said.

Fukushima plant begins discharge of low radioactive water into sea
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Fukushima plant begins discharge of low radioactive water into sea

This is the method it plans to start using to reduce the alarming accumulation of contaminated liquid in the plant.

Fukushima plant: Workers start removing radioactive fuel rods
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Fukushima plant: Workers start removing radioactive fuel rods

Workers started removing radioactive fuel rods Monday from a reactor building at the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant.