Japan's government will step in to help the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant deal with the tons of radioactive groundwater spilling into the Pacific Ocean.
Few people are granted access to the radioactive Fukushima exclusion zone in Japan, which remains abandoned and frozen in time on March 11, 2011 - the day a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused a triple nuclear meltdown in the city.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to call on Wednesday for a stronger response to try to stop highly radioactive water leaking into the ocean from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the Nikkei newspaper reported.
Tepco has been widely castigated for its failure to protect the Fukushima Daiichi plant, 220 km (130 miles) northeast of Tokyo, from the massive 2011 tsunami and earthquake that led to the worst nuclear disaster in the world since Chernobyl.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry needed to be more proactive role in dealing with the problems at Tokyo Electric Power Co's Fukushima Daiichi plant, Abe told reporters after attending a meeting of the government's task force on the nuclear ...
The Japanese government will take a significantly bigger role in the massive clean-up at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant and may spend taxpayer money to contain the build-up of radioactive water, officials said on Wednesday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up.
Tepco said that it detected 2.35 billion becquerels of cesium per liter in water located in underground passages at Fukushima which is leaking into the groundwater through cracks in the drainage tunnels - a radiation level roughly the same as that ...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government must support the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in its efforts to contain buildups and leaks of radioactive water at the facility, the top government spokesman said on Wednesday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co, the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, said on Wednesday that it cannot confirm the exact volume of contaminated groundwater that is leaking into the ocean.
Embattled Fukushima operator Tepco has been accused of a “weak sense of crisis”, as its failing battle to prevent radioactive water from seeping into the seawater near the plant has become an “emergency”, according to the country's nuclear watchdog.
Japan's devastated nuclear plant at Fukushima is facing a new emergency due to radioactive water underground that is threatening to rise to the surface.
Suga's comments come after Fukushima operator TEPCO last month admitted for the first time that radioactive groundwater had already leaked outside the nuclear plant, confirming long-held suspicions of ocean contamination from the shattered reactors.
In July, the operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co, admitted that radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station had seeped into the ground and contaminated the sea.
Japan's nuclear watchdog says there is a state of emergency at the shattered Fukushima nuclear plant over ongoing leaks of radioactive water.
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 6, 2013 file photo, workers wearing protective gears take a survey near tanks of radiation contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Power Co.
Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has been facing a new "emergency" that the plant's operator is not sufficiently addressing, a nuclear watchdog said.
(CNN) -- Japanese authorities are putting new pressure on the owner of the meltdown-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after its admission that highly radioactive water from the site has been seeping into groundwater and the harbor off the plant.
TOKYO - Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an "emergency" that the operator is struggling to contain, an official from the country's nuclear watchdog said on Monday.