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Another tank leaks toxic water at Fukushima plant

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Thursday said another tank holding highly contaminated water is leaking, and that some of the liquid may have reached the Pacific Ocean, the second such breach in less than two mont

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Fukushima plant springs highly radioactive water leak

Contaminated water with dangerously high levels of radiation is leaking from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the most serious setback to the clean up of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. T

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Japan to permanently shutdown reactor

Experts judged on Wednesday that a reactor on Japan's west coast is located on ground at high risk of an earthquake, setting in motion a process that will likely lead to the first permanent shutdown of a nuclear plant since the 2011 Fukushim

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Fukushima plant leaking contaminated water

As much as 120 tons of radioactive water may have leaked from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, contaminating the surrounding ground, Tokyo Electric Power Company said on Saturday. The power company h

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Analysis: Japan shuts last nuke plant; will it cope?

Japan shuts down its last working nuclear power reactor this weekend just over a year after a tsunami scarred the nation and if it survives the summer without major electricity shortages, producers fear the plants will stay offline for good.

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$67bn lawsuit against Tepco executives

Shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power Co, operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, are suing the utility's executives for a record 5.5 trillion yen ($67.4 billion) in compensation, lawyers said. The Fukushima Daiichi plant

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French N-plants told to prepare for disasters

France must invest billions of euros to improve the safety systems of its nuclear facilities so they can withstand the kind of extreme shocks that triggered in Fukushima the worst nuclear accident in 25 years, the nuclear watchdog ASN said on Tues

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UAE to review nuke site, design after Japan crisis

The UAE's nuclear regulator said there could be changes to the design and location of the Gulf country's proposed nuclear reactors to ensure safety following Japan's nuclear disaster. Japan's struggle to contain radiation l

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Toshiba plans $8.6bn spend on green energy

Toshiba Corp will invest 700 billion yen ($8.6 billion) in the environment and energy sectors over the next three years, as the Fukushima atomic crisis casts a shadow over the prospects for the firm's nuclear power business, a report said on Tuesd

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Toshiba to spend $8.6bn on green energy

Toshiba Corp will invest 700 billion yen ($8.6 billion) in the environment and energy sectors over the next three years, as the Fukushima atomic crisis casts a shadow over the prospects for the firm's nuclear power business, a report said on T

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