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# tepco - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Pipe leaking radioactive water discovered at Fukushima

It has been patched up with tape, says TEPCO.

# tepco - Friday 21 June, 2013

New radioactive water leak at Fukushima

More than 18,000 people died when the towering tsunami smashed into Japan’s northeast in March 2011 setting off the crisis at Fukushima.

# tepco - Friday 25 January, 2013

World's biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report

Proposals by Japan’s new nuclear watchdog may see a massive plant in centre of the country shut down over safety fears.

# tepco - Friday 12 October, 2012

Japan's TEPCO admits downplaying tsunami risk

It said it had played down the risks to the facility of a tsunami for fear of the political, financial and cost to reputation.

# tepco - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Fukushima operators release first video of explosion aftermath

TEPCO has released 150 hours of footage, hoping to end controversy over how it handled the nuclear crisis in March 2011.

# tepco - Sunday 22 July, 2012

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.

# tepco - Thursday 8 December, 2011

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.

# tepco - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Japan restarts Fukushima reactor - radioactive particles detected

The detection of radioactive xenon will have no major impact on workers’ efforts to keep the reactor cool and stable, official said.

# tepco - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Fukushima plant operator loses €5.15bn in three months

Tokyo Electric Power Company blames the high costs of compensation, and rising fuel prices, for its massive losses.

# tepco - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Fukushima plant 'successfully stabilised', 131 days after tsunami

Naoto Kan has told a parliamentary committee that the Fukushima I power plant should be closed by January.

# tepco - Friday 20 May, 2011

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.

# tepco - Saturday 14 May, 2011

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.

# tepco - Thursday 5 May, 2011

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.

# tepco - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Japan begins repair work on damaged nuclear reactors

Workers are constructing systems around the crippled Fukushima plant in order to begin repairs – however officials have warned that it could take a year to get the plant fully under control.

# tepco - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

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.

# tepco - Sunday 17 April, 2011

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.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Man arrested in connection with discovery of a body in Laois; Japan’s nuclear crisis under control ‘within nine months’; shocking figures from the ISPCA; and Cuba’s socialist state could be about to undergo huge change.

# tepco - Thursday 14 April, 2011

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.

# tepco - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Fukushima nuclear alert raised to maximum level 7

Japan’s nuclear regulator raises its alert warning from level 5 to 7 – putting the Fukushima crisis on a par with Chernobyl.

# tepco - Monday 4 April, 2011

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.

# tepco - Sunday 3 April, 2011

Second attempt to plug Fukushima leak not working

Experts have said that it could take several months to bring Japan’s stricken nuclear plant under control.

# tepco - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Shares in Fukushima plant owner TEPCO plunge

Meanwhile, the company confirms that its CEO has been hospitalised with dizziness.

Japan may drape fabric over stricken reactors

Officials consider draping fabric over the country’s damaged nuclear reactors – as seawater outside the damaged Fukushima plant is found to contain 3,335 times the usual amount of radioactive iodine.

# tepco - Monday 28 March, 2011

TEPCO chief urged to step down following nuclear crisis at Japanese plant

The Tokyo Electric Power Company chief has overseen a dramatic fall in the company’s share price.

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.

# tepco - Friday 18 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: O’Bama comes home, the UN votes to clamp down on Libya, and an end in sight for Japan’s nuclear fears?