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Fukushima’s lessons for a safer nuclear future

When a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan on 11 March 2011, a tsunami was triggered that devastated the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

No prosecutions for Fukushima officials

Prosecutors in Japan have decided not to press charges against former officials of Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), the owners of the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

How safe is Fukushima’s waste water disposal plan?

Three independent UN human rights experts have expressed concern over Japan's decision to discharge potentially radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.

More problems at Fukushima

Two years on from the tsunami that caused explosions at the plant, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has recorded two troubling incidents within the past week.

Further leakage at Fukushima

Japan's Tepco is working to control a leak of highly radioactive water from a storage tank at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Observers are calling the incident the worst radioactive water seepage since the disaster which took place in March 2011.

PEI Connect: Nuclear power supports quantum computing

We explore how Helium-3, a by-product of nuclear power generation, can support quantum computing and other applications.

Second leak confirmed at Fukushima

For a second time in two months highly radioactive water has leaked from storage tanks surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, which was heavily damaged by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

Robot used at Fukushima for decontamination testing

A robot designed to perform maintenance and repair tasks at disaster or accident-hit power stations is being used at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

TEPCO to decommission Fukushima Daini

Tepco said it will take more than four decades to dismantle the four reactors at the Daini plant. The estimated cost for dismantling and decontamination will be $2.6 billion.

Fortum in further Fukushima purification deal

Finnish company Fortum has won another order from US waste company EnergySolutions for ion exchange materials to purify radioactive waters at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan.