International Atomic Energy Agency

Japan fishermen seek halt to Fukushima water release

Around 100 fishermen and locals living near Fukushima will file a lawsuit this week seeking to stop the release of wastewater from the stricken Japanese nuclear plant, they said yesterday.

Twelve years after one of the world's worst nuclear accidents, on Aug. 24 Japan began releasing treated cooling water from the facility into the Pacific Ocean.

Ukraine nuclear plant outages an 'unacceptable risk': France

France on Thursday warned of the "unacceptable risk for nuclear safety and security" from power cuts at a major Ukrainian power plant, after a Russian missile strike left it running on diesel generators.

"France has taken note and is concerned over information of a new disconnection (from the grid) at the Zaporizhzhia plant," foreign ministry spokeswoman Anne-Claire Legendre said.

UN watchdog urges security zone at Ukraine nuclear plant

The U.N.'s atomic watchdog called on Sept. 7 for a security zone to be set up around Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is occupied by Russia, as the area was hit by more shelling.

Russian troops seized control of the plant - Europe's biggest atomic facility - in March and there have been repeated attacks in the vicinity, sparking fears of a nuclear disaster.