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Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima’s melted reactor begins

The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel Monday from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone …


Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima’s melted reactor begins

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster – a …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Risky stalemate as science battles human fears at Fukushima

Japan has yet to reach consensus on what to do with a million tons of radioactive water, more than six years after a tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima nuclear power plant.


Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant

An underwater robot captured images of lava-like lumps Thursday inside a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear …


Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

An underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Wednesday, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, including key structures that were torn …


Cleaner robot pulled from Fukushima reactor due to radiation

A remote-controlled cleaning robot sent into a damaged reactor at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant had to be removed Thursday before it completed its work because of camera problems most likely …


Fukushima radiation detected on Oregon shores

Researchers say seawater samples taken from Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach indicate radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, but at extremely low levels not harmful to humans or the environment.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 2:33 p.m.

Offshore earthquake causes tsunamis, nuclear worries in Japan

Japan’s Fukushima region was bracing for another tsunami Tuesday morning, after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the area that was devastated by an enormous earthquake and tsunami more than 5 1/2 …


Japan finds costs are ballooning for dismantling Fukushima

TOKYO – Japan’s estimate of dismantling the Fukushima nuclear plant is ballooning far beyond the utility’s estimate of $19 billion. A government study released Tuesday found decommissioning the Fukushima Dai-ichi …


Japan regulators OK costly ice wall at Fukushima plant

Japanese regulators on Wednesday approved the use of a giant refrigeration system to create an unprecedented underground frozen barrier around buildings at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in an attempt …


Report of Fukushima meltdown was delayed, Japan utility admits

The operator of Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant acknowledged Thursday it failed for two months to announce that meltdowns had occurred in the cores of three of the reactors.


Gonzaga grad in Japan feeling ‘really lucky’ despite devastation

“The earthquakes just keep coming.” For recent Gonzaga University graduate Matthew Gilles, his dream job of teaching English to schoolchildren in Iwaki, on the northeast coast of Japan, has become …


GU grad in Japan: ‘My body is shaking’

“The earthquakes just keep coming.” For recent Gonzaga University graduate Matthew Gilles, his dream job teaching English to schoolchildren in Iwaki, on the northwest coast of Japan, has become something