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Japanese premier orders last Fukushima reactors decommissioned

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered the decommissioning of the intact No. 5 and No. 6 reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. His decision follows groundwater contamination from damaged reactors. Prime Minister Abe...

Japan closes last nuclear plant currently on the grid

Japan is temporarily switched off the last nuclear reactor currently powering the country. Like all the country’s other reactors, it is subject to new safety checks in the wake of the 2011 meltdown at Fukushima....

Japanese officials fear radioactive water leak could point to larger problem

Japan’s nuclear watchdog fears that the leak of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant could be a sign of a much wider problem. The plant was the scene of one of the worst nuclear...

Fukushima groundwater shows high strontium contamination

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant operator TEPCO says “very high” levels of radioactive strontium-90 have been found in groundwater, two years after reactor meltdowns. But it had not leaked into the ocean nearby. The Tokyo Electric...