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# Fukushima Dai-ichi

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# EU
Draft EU nuclear report shows failure to implement safety measures agreed decades ago
A leaked European Commission report shows nuclear safety within the EU needs investment of between €10 billion and €25 billion.
# Japan
Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant
It’s claimed workers were forced to underreport the amount of radiation they were exposed to so they could stay on the job longer.
# Japan
In pictures: Japan's March 2011 tsunami
On 11 March 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake off the Japanese coast sparked a devastating tsunami that left 22,000 dead or missing.
# Fukushima
New 40-year plan to decommission Fukushima nuclear power plant
The plant was severely damaged in the 11 March earthquake and tsunami, sparking a nuclear crisis and a rush to cool the plant’s reactors.
# Japan
Fukushima operator considers releasing treated plant water into sea
Tokyo Electric Power says it is running out of room to store decontaminated water that was used to cool down the damaged reactors at Fukushima.
# Fukushima
Japan doubles radiation leak estimate for Fukushima plant
Early estimates of the amount of radiation released by the accident at the nuclear power plant have been more than doubled.
# Japan
Japan's PM Naoto Kan survives no-confidence vote over handling of nuclear crisis
However, his success today may be short-lived, as he has pledged to resign once Japan’s recovery is on track.
# Japan
Japan underestimated tsunami risk to nuclear plant, says UN watchdog
The International Atomic Energy Agency commended Japan’s response to the crisis, but said the Fukushima plant was ill-prepared for the tsunami which struck on 11 March.
# Fukushima
Two Fukushima workers tested for radiation exposure above safety limits
Officials fear the two men, who were responsible for the control rooms of Units 3 and 4 at the plant, may have surpassed radiation exposure limits.
# Japan
Two more Fukushima reactors melted down during nuclear crisis
Japanese nuclear officials have now said that three of the plant’s six reactors suffered a meltdown after the plant sustained serious damage in March’s earthquake and tsunami.
# Japan
TEPCO chief resigns after Fukushima crisis causes major company losses
Work to contain and shut down the Fukushima power plant continues after the crisis caused by March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.
# Japan
Worker dies at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant
A man has died on his second day working at Japan’s battered Fukushima nuclear power plant, however the plant operator has insisted that harmful levels of radiation were not detected in his body.
# Japan
Power plants to be restarted by Japan as officials admit Fukushima meltdown
The move to restart power units at plants near to Fukushima come in a bid to meet electricity supply demand over the summer months.
# Japan
Japan scraps plans to build any further nuclear plants
Following the result of the country’s nuclear crisis, the Japanese Prime Minister has announced that Japan needs to “start from scratch” and embrace renewable sources of energy.
# Japan
Japan's Hamaoka nuclear plant to temporarily close over safety concerns
The shutdown of the plant follows concerns about whether it was adequately protected from potential damage by another earthquake. The temporary measure is likely to mean more power shortages for Japanese people.
# Japan
Workers enter stricken Japanese nuclear plant for the first time
The plant’s operator said workers were installing six ventilation machines today in an attempt to absorb radiation from the air inside the building.
# Japan
Japan to launch massive search for quake and tsunami bodies
Nearly 25,000 soldiers along with boats and aircraft will head into the disaster zone on Monday aiming to recover many of the bodies of those still classed as missing but presumed dead.
Authorities may limit access to Fukushima evacuation zone
People with houses within the exclusion zone around Fukushima I have been returning home, against government orders.
Japanese nuclear crisis under control 'within six to nine months'
The operator of the stricken nuclear power plant at Fukushima says it plans to allow some residents to return to their homes once the crisis is over.
Efforts to stabilise Japanese nuclear plant could take until June
Engineers working to stabilise the plant want to avoid flooding the reactors as this would lead to more contaminated water flowing into the ocean.
# Japan
Japan aftershock kills two and injures more than 130
A 79-year-old man died of shock and a woman in her 60s was killed when power was cut to her oxygen tank. More than 130 people were injured.
# Japan
Newspaper and sawdust being used to plug leak at Japanese nuclear power plant
There are more desperate attempts to plug the leaks of radioactive material with officials now saying they plan to release contaminated water into the sea.
# Japan
Japan continues to struggle with contaminated water at nuclear complex
As problems continue at the stricken nuclear complex, a fresh earthquake hit the country earlier today and prompted a tsunami warning.
# Fukushima
Video: Experts fear reactor core breached at Fukushima
Work at plant halted again today as officials try to assess if the third reactor’s core has a crack or hole in it.