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The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was due to a 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Ōkuma, Fukushima Prefecture initiated by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. It was the most severe nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, and the only other accident to receive the Level 7 event classification of the International Nuclear Event Scale.
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In Fukushima, Olympic torch relay faces cool welcome from nuclear evacueesDressed in protective plastic coveralls and white booties, Yuji Onuma stood in front of the row of derelict buildings that included his house, and sighed as he surveyed his old neighborhood.
Fukushima says radiation poses no threat to Olympic torch relayFukushima prefecture, home to the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, on Tuesday reassured participants and spectators at the Olympic torch relay this year that they would not need to worry..
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Tour Fukushima's wrecked nuclear plantJapan has revised a roadmap for the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cleanup, further delaying the removal of thousands of spent fuel units that remain in cooling pools since the 2011 disaster...
Japan delays fuel removal from two reactors at Fukushima DaiichiThe Japanese government on Friday delayed the planned removal of fuel from two reactors at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station, highlighting difficulties facing a clean-up at the site of the 2011..
Japan proposes dumping contaminated Fukushima nuclear plant water in seaJapan's economy and industry ministry proposed on today, the gradual release or evaporation of massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water being stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima..
Tokyo being billed as ‘Recovery Olympics’ — but not for allFUTABA, Japan (AP) — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown..
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Japan clears restart at nuclear reactor closest to epicenter of 2011 quakeJapan's Tohoku Electric Power said on Wednesday it has won initial regulatory approval to restart a reactor at its Onagawa power plant, more than 8 years after it was damaged in the earthquake and..
Pope voices concern over future energy as he comforts victims of Fukushima disasterPope Francis expressed concern about future energy sources as he comforted victims of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster on Monday, noting a call by Japan's Catholic bishops to abolish nuclear..
South Korea nuclear regulator wants information on radioactive Fukushima water releaseJapan's reluctance to disclose information about the release of radioactive water from its damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is hampering neighboring countries' efforts to minimize the impact, the head..
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2014: The aftermath of the Fukushima disasterBob Simon reports for "60 Minutes" on the aftermath of the disaster in Fukushima, Japan, and finds toxic ghost towns frozen in time.
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Fukushima's ghost townsMore than seven years after one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, towns around Japan's nuclear power plant struggle to rebuild.
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Fukushima trial ends in not guilty verdict, but nuclear disaster will haunt Japan for decades to come(CNN)The only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has ended in not guilty verdicts, in a blow to families displaced by the meltdown, as the fallout promises to haunt..
Japanese court acquits former power company executives over Fukushima disasterA Japanese court on Thursday acquitted three former officials from the firm that operated the Fukushima nuclear plant, in the only criminal trial to stem from the 2011 disaster.
Tokyo court clears former Tepco executives of negligence over Fukushima disasterA Tokyo court cleared on Thursday three former Tokyo Electric Power executives of negligence for the 2011 Fukushima disaster, the only criminal case to arise out of the world's worst nuclear crisis..
Trial of Tepco executives over Japan's Fukushima disaster heads to conclusionA Tokyo court will hand down a verdict later this week on whether three Tokyo Electric Power executives are liable for the 2011 Fukushima disaster, the only criminal case to arise out of the world's..
Japan should scrap nuclear reactors after Fukushima, says new environment ministerShinjiro Koizumi says: ‘We will be doomed if we allow another accident to occur’ Japan’s new environment minister has called for the country’s nuclear reactors to be scrapped to prevent a..
New environment minister says Japan should stop using nuclear powerJapan's newly installed environment minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, wants the country to close down nuclear reactors to avoid a repeat of the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011.
Japanese Nuclear Regulatory Watchdog to Restart Probe Into Fukushima DisasterJapan’s Nuclear Regulation Agency on Wednesday announced that it intends to launch a new investigation into the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster that unfolded after a massive..
Japan regulator to launch new investigation into Fukushima nuclear disasterJapan's nuclear regulator said in Wednesday it would launch a new investigation into the Fukushima disaster, to look into how radiation leaked from damaged reactor containment vessels and other..
Fukushima: Radioactive water may be dumped in PacificThe environment minister says storage space for contaminated water from Fukushima will run out in 2022.
Fukushima: Japan will have to dump radioactive water into Pacific, minister saysMore than a million tons of contaminated water lies in storage but power company says it will run out of space by 2022 Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed..
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60 Minutes' reporting from FukushimaThe broadcast has been covering Japan's nuclear accident since it occurred in 2011. The latest report: robots aiding in the cleanup of nuclear fuel
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