Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

Japan's Decision To Release Water from NPP Fukushima Triggers Anger

Japan has decided it will start releasing radioactive water accumulated at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea after treatment, infuriating local residents and worrying neighbouring countries.

The decision comes a decade after the nation's worst-ever atomic disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

Japan falls silent to mark decade since tsunami disaster

Japan fell silent on March 11 to mark 10 years since the worst natural disaster in the country's living memory: a powerful earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown that traumatized a nation.

A minute's silence was observed across the country at 2.46 pm local time (0546 GMT), the precise moment a 9.0 magnitude quake hit off the northeast coast on March 11, 2011.

Nine years on, state of the clean-up at Fukushima's nuclear plant

Nine years after a devastating tsunami sparked disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, clean-up and decommissioning continues at the crippled facility.  

 AFP was granted rare access to reactor control rooms and other parts of the plant for an update in the months before the Tokyo Olympics.

Japanese Minister: We May Need to Dump Radioactive Water from Fukushima into the Ocean

Tokyo Electric Power Company will have to dispose of the radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant in the Pacific Ocean as the company's storage capacity is running low, Japanese Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada said.

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