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Safety panel urges Fukushima nuclear plant operator to better communicate with the public after leak

Feb. 13, 2024 10:11 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A panel of safety experts on Tuesday urged the operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan to communicate more quickly with the public over incidents such as last week's leak of contaminated water. Thirteen years after the Fukushima...

The ruined Fukushima nuclear plant leaked radioactive water, but none escaped the facility

Feb. 08, 2024 06:57 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Highly radioactive water leaked from a treatment machine at the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but no one was injured and radiation monitoring shows no impact to the outside environment, the utility operator said Thursday. A plant worker found the...

Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant further delays removal of melted fuel debris

Jan. 25, 2024 10:30 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the tsunami-hit nuclear plant in Fukushima announced Thursday a delay of several more months before launching a test to remove melted fuel debris from inside one of the reactors, citing problems clearing the way for a robotic arm. The debris cleanup...

Drone the size of a bread slice may allow Japan closer look inside damaged Fukushima nuclear plant

Jan. 23, 2024 10:51 AM EST

NARAHA, Japan (AP) — A drone almost the size of a slice of bread is Japan’s newest hope to get clearer footage of one of the reactors inside the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant where hundreds of tons of damaged fuel remain almost 13 years after the disaster. A...

Japan's nuclear safety agency orders power plant operator to study the impact of Jan. 1 quake

Jan. 10, 2024 11:44 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s nuclear safety regulators have told the operator of a nuclear power plant in the area hit by a powerful New Year’s Day quake to study its potential impact. The Nuclear Regulation Authority, or NRA, asked for further investigation even though initial...

Ash leak at Kentucky power plant sends 3 workers to hospital

Dec. 20, 2023 17:43 PM EST

CENTERTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky power plant silo leaked coal ash and trapped one worker under a pile of the dusty material on Wednesday, sending him and two others who tried to help him to a hospital. The leak at the D.B. Wilson Generating Station caused dusty conditions around...

She won her sexual assault case. Now she hopes the Japanese military changes so others don't suffer

Dec. 13, 2023 05:58 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Rina Gonoi came forward in summer 2022 to demand a reinvestigation of the case that authorities dropped nearly a year earlier, saying the sexual assault caused her to give up her military career. Now, with her court case won and widespread problems uncovered in the organization, she...