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Japan regulator to launch new investigation into Fukushima nuclear disaster

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FILE PHOTO: A Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) employee, wearing a protective suit and a mask, walks in front of the No. 1 reactor building at TEPCO’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s nuclear regulator said in Wednesday it would Read More

Japan regulator to re-investigate Fukushima nuclear disaster

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FILE PHOTO: A Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) employee, wearing a protective suit and a mask, walks in front of the No. 1 reactor building at TEPCO’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s nuclear regulator plans to reinvestigate the Fukushima Read More

Japan may have to dump radioactive water into the sea, minister says

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power (9501.T) will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, the environment minister said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) Read More

Japan will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima Read More

Typhoon lashes Japanese capital, one dead, power, transport disrupted

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TOKYO (Reuters) – One of the strongest typhoons to hit Japan in recent years struck just east of the capital, Tokyo, on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain damaging buildings and disrupting transport. More than 160 flights were canceled and scores of train lines were closed for hours, snarling the morning Read More

Woman killed as strong typhoon lashes Tokyo area, cutting power and transport

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TOKYO (Reuters) – One of the strongest typhoons to hit the Japanese capital in recent years hit just east of Tokyo on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain that threatened to burst river banks before heading out to sea. More than 130 flights were canceled and scores of train lines were Read More

Strong typhoon winds lash Tokyo area, causing transport chaos

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TOKYO (Reuters) – One of the strongest typhoons to hit the Japanese capital in recent years made landfall just east of Tokyo on Monday with record-breaking winds, stinging rain and sending some rivers close to the top of their banks before heading out to sea. A man using an umbrella struggles against heavy rain and Read More

Japan tells diplomats no decision yet on contaminated Fukushima water

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FILE PHOTO: Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese government officials on Wednesday told diplomats they were still considering options for handling contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Read More

NOCs confident Tokyo 2020 can overcome heat, water quality issues

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Searing heat and water quality issues have dogged Tokyo 2020 organizers in recent weeks but delegates to a Chef de Mission seminar on Tuesday said they are confident their hosts will find solutions ahead of next year’s Summer Olympics. Summer sunshine is seen through Olympic rings displayed at Nihonbashi district in Tokyo, Read More

Japan may offer its Fukushima robots to US for denuclearization of North Korea – report

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Japan has offered the US its best nuclear-cleanup robots – designed for Fukushima – for use in dismantling North Korea’s nuclear facilities, hoping to remain in the loop as Washington and Pyongyang talk denuclearization. The remote-controlled robots are being developed to remove melted fuel debris from the reactors in Fukushima, and must be able to Read More