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# Fukushima
Experts review plan at Fukushima nuclear plant to release treated radioactive water into sea
The tanks holding the water are expected to reach their capacity of 1.37 million tons later this year.
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# Fukushima
UN experts arrive in Japan to review plans for release of Fukushima water
The team will meet with Japanese officials and visit the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
# Radioactive
Japan to release treated radioactive water from Fukushima plant into ocean
The move is fiercely opposed by local fishermen and residents.
# Fukushima
Japan marks 10th anniversary of quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster at Fukushima
More than 18,000 people died and nearly half a million were displaced.
# 7.3 magnitude
Dozens injured after strong earthquake off Japan's Fukushima
The latest quake came nearly 10 years after the deadly earthquake that sparked a tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
# Study
Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident
More than 3,600 people died from causes such as illness and suicide linked to the aftermath of the tragedy.
# directly related
Worker in charge of measuring radiation following Fukushima disaster dies of lung cancer
This is the first time the Japanese government has acknowledged a death directly related to the disaster.
# unexploded bomb
World War II bomb found at site of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant
A bomb disposal team has been sent in to make the scene safe.
# Fukushima
Pictures: The people who chose to revisit the ghost world they fled in the wake of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster
Over 100,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes in the Fukushima Daiichi area in the wake of the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
# Japan
'The fear that I felt almost six years ago came back': Relief as tsunami warning lifted in Japan
The powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake sparked fears of a repeat of the 2011 disaster.
# Japan
'Evacuate immediately': Tsunami warning after magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits off Fukushima
The quake was felt in Tokyo.
# Fukushima
PICTURES: The ghosts of Japan's disaster still haunt 5 years later
Eye-witnesses to the events of Japans “triple disaster” recount their memories.
# Japan
Were deformed daisies found near Fukushima caused by radiation?
They were shared on Twitter in May but recently caught people’s attention.
# Deeper Underground
This robot just filmed what it's like inside a melted nuclear reactor
The Fukushima plant suffered a triple meltdown in 2011.
# 6.2 magnitude
'No damage to any nuclear power stations' after strong quake hits Japan
Five people are feared trapped in collapsed buildings.
# Clean Energy
No nukes are good nukes: former Japanese PM's advice to Ireland
Ex-PM Naoto Kan says nuclear power should be consigned to the history books after Fukushima disaster.
Voices
Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?
Fossil fuels are messy, costly, dangerous to workers and killing our planet. Nuclear energy could be the answer if we let go of illogical, emotional arguments against it.
# Business Poll
Irish seaweed exporters are making it big in Japan
Poll: One woman’s story of spotting an export opportunity after the disaster at Fukushima – but are exports the way forward for Irish SMEs?
# Japan
These shots reveal just how desolate Fukushima is now
The entire area around the nuclear disaster site remains empty.
# Nuclear
Engineers begin dangerous task of removing fuel rods from Fukushima
Moving the uranium and plutonium fuel rods from a reactor building is the most difficult task so far in the decommissioning of the nuclear plant.
# Nuclear
Fukushima prepares to remove ultra-dangerous fuel rods
Nuclear engineers will remove the uranium and plutonium fuel rods as part of the decades-long decommissioning of the plant after the worst atomic accident in a generation.
# Japan
Small tsunami hits Japan after quake
People were warned to stay away from the coast as the tsunami approached.
# Japan
Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water
Tons of highly toxic water spilled out when workers removed the wrong pipe during works.
# Japan
Sun, sand, surf and radiation in the shadow of Fukushima
As news broke this week of toxic water leaking from the plant, surfers say they are worried – but not enough to stay out of the waves there.
# Fukushima
Japan to spend €359mn to battle Fukushima radioactive water leak
A costly untested subterranean ice wall be constructed in a desperate step to stop the leaks after repeated failures by the plant’s operator.
# Japan
Pipe leaking radioactive water discovered at Fukushima
It has been patched up with tape, says TEPCO.
# Contaminated
Fukushima leak upgraded to a "serious incident"
The nuclear regulator in Japan had originally given it a rating of Level 1, an ‘anomaly’.
# Nuclear
Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to highest level in two years
Japan is worried about its international reputation following the leak.
# Japan
Fukushima 'probably leaking contaminated water into ocean'
The leak was long suspected by experts, but denied by the plant’s operator.
# Fukushima
New radioactive water leak at Fukushima
More than 18,000 people died when the towering tsunami smashed into Japan’s northeast in March 2011 setting off the crisis at Fukushima.
# Energy
Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland
A report by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland looked at the impact day-to-day operations would have on Ireland and what would happen in the event of a severe nuclear accident.
# Japan
Frustrations over slow recovery as Japan marks anniversary of tsunami
Hundreds of people displaced in the Fukushima emergency have today filed a lawsuit seeking official compensation.
# Japan
Fukushima survivors to sue Japanese government
People whose homes or farms were affected by radiation from the Fukushima plant will file class-action lawsuits next month for damages.
# Nuclear
World's biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report
Proposals by Japan’s new nuclear watchdog may see a massive plant in centre of the country shut down over safety fears.
# Fukushima
Fukushima 'unprecedented challenge' says new Japan PM
Shinzo Abe said the meltdown is unlike anything humanity has ever undertaken.
# Japan
Japan's new PM Shinzo Abe pledges to rebuild economy, US relations
Abe has pledged a hawkish agenda which will fix the economy and get tough on diplomatic issues.
Voices
Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.
When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.
# Nuclear
Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault
Geologists say an existing Japanese nuclear plant may be sited over an active seismic fault – indicating that it will probably have to be scrapped.