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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, ever-growing amount of contaminated, treated but still slightly radioactive, water at the wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant is stored in about 900 huge tanks, including those seen in this photo taken during a plant tour at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeast of Tokyo. A government panel on Friday roughly accepted the economy and industry ministry's draft proposal that cites the gradual release of massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to sea as a best option. (Pablo M. Diez/Pool Photo via A, File)

Japan panel: Fukushima water release to sea is best option

Jan. 31, 2020 10:28 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese government panel on Friday roughly accepted a draft proposal for releasing into the sea massive amounts of radioactive water now being stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant. The economy and industry ministry's draft proposal said releasing the water gradually into...

FILE - This March 11, 2012, file photo, shows three melted reactors, from left, Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. Japan revised a roadmap on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, 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. (Kyodo News via AP, File)

Japan revises Fukushima cleanup plan, delays key steps

Dec. 27, 2019 5:37 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday revised a roadmap for the cleanup of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, further delaying the removal of thousands of spent fuel units that remain in cooling pools since the 2011 disaster. It's a key step in the decadeslong process, complicated by high radiation and...