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Report: Fukushima disaster man-madeupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 07:46:00

A new Fukushima report blames human error on the 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan.

Japanese parliament report: Fukushima nuclear crisis was 'man-made' updated: Thu Jul 05 2012 03:59:00

The nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan unfolded as a result of willful negligence before the natural disasters of March 11 last year and a flawed response afterward, a report by a Japanese parliamentary panel said Thursday.

Japan set to power up nuclear reactor amid protestsupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 07:13:00

Energy-starved Japan will regain nuclear-powered electricity on Sunday, as the first reactor to be switched on since last year's Fukushima disaster comes online.

Fukushima suicide: 'Unspeakable rage'updated: Wed Jun 20 2012 07:51:00

Victims of Japan's Fukushima disaster struggle to rebuild their lives, as CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Fukushima plant operator: We weren't prepared for nuclear accidentupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 07:51:00

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant admitted Wednesday that it was not fully prepared for the nuclear disaster spurred by last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Nuclear disaster spreads to houses, foodupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 17:00:00

Fukushima's nuclear fallout spreads through ordinary life in Japan. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Report: Japan to restart first nuclear reactors since Fukushimaupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 17:00:00

Japan has given the go-ahead for operations to resume at two nuclear reactors on its western coast, the first to be restarted after the government shut down all reactors following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Band sings about Fukushima disasterupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 20:44:00

CNN's Kyung Lah profiles a band that says TEPCO destroyed their lives.

Fukushima residents call for criminal charges against nuclear officialsupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 20:44:00

The executives of the Japanese utility that owns the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and a number of the country's government officials should go to jail, according to a complaint filed by more than 1,000 local residents on Monday.

Evacuee's suicide sad reminder how Fukushima continues to claim victimsupdated: Tue May 29 2012 14:27:00

A 62-year-old evacuee from Fukushima Prefecture made a brief visit to his radiation-contaminated home, walked to his shuttered shop, and then hanged himself in a storage space.

Disaster strikes twice in Japanupdated: Tue May 29 2012 14:27:00

A victim of the Fukushima nuclear disaster narrowly survives a deadly tornado. Kyung Lah reports.

Former Japanese leader: 'I felt fear' during nuclear crisisupdated: Mon May 28 2012 06:06:00

Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said he was overwhelmed and afraid during last year's nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, acknowledging that little has been done since then to ensure that another nuclear disaster will not occur.

Japan utility ups estimate of radiation released in Fukushima disasterupdated: Thu May 24 2012 13:00:00

Japan's largest utility said Thursday that more radiation than previously thought was released into the atmosphere in March 2011, in the days after the nuclear disaster that followed an earthquake and tsunami.

Hard lessons for U.S. nuclear safety from Fukushima meltdownupdated: Thu May 24 2012 10:16:00

The earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan on March 11 last year took more than 20,000 lives, caused the evacuation of about 300,000 people, and set off the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. The meltdowns of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors ended Japan's plans to produce half of its electricity through nuclear energy.

Japan takes over TEPCO after disasterupdated: Wed May 09 2012 23:58:00

Reeling from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has effectively been nationalized after Tokyo approved a request for a 1 trillion yen ($12.5 billion) injection of capital.

Japan shuts down last nuclear reactorupdated: Mon May 07 2012 23:22:00

As Japan began its workweek Monday morning, the trains ran exactly on time, the elevators in thousands of Tokyo high-rises efficiently moved between floors, and the lights turned on across cities with nary a glitch.

TEPCO seeks new billions from Japanupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 14:44:00

Japan's largest utility asked the government for 1 trillion yen ($12 billion) in fresh capital Thursday to stay solvent as it faces enormous compensation costs for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Japan pauses to remember tragedyupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 06:06:00

CNN's Kyung Lah visits a roadside shrine to honor those lost in last year's quake and tsunami.

Focusing on Fukushima's beautyupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 06:06:00

Since last year's Tohoku earthquake, the scenes of devastation and Daiichi nuclear disaster immediately come to mind when people hear "Fukushima."

Activists file lawsuit to try to stop restart of Japanese nuclear plantupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 09:48:00

Scores of Japanese citizens filed a lawsuit Monday in an effort to block the restarting of a nuclear power facility as tensions remain over atomic energy in the country a year after the Fukushima Daichi disaster.

Prayers, tears as Japan marks 1 year since massive earthquake updated: Sun Mar 11 2012 18:16:00

Japan gathered Sunday amid tears, prayers and a moment of silence to mark one year since an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands, and triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century.

Japan remembersupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 18:16:00

Japan marks one year since the devastating earthquake and tsunami. CNN's John Vause and Kyung Lah report.

1 year later, Japan pauses to remember earthquake, tsunamiupdated: Sat Mar 10 2012 22:55:00

One year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck northeast Japan, killing nearly 16,000 people and sparking the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years, the country will pause Sunday to remember the exact moment the earth shook.

Low-tech cleanup follows Japan's disasterupdated: Sat Mar 10 2012 21:33:00

In the empty towns surrounding the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant, piles of radioactive dirt serve as monuments to the difficulty of cleaning up the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

Japan still grapples with disasterupdated: Sat Mar 10 2012 21:33:00

One year later, risky working conditions still plague the recovery effort at the site of Japan's nuclear disaster.

Japanese prime minister talks economy, rebuilding efforts updated: Sun Mar 04 2012 19:08:00

The Japanese prime minister issued a sobering and reflective assessment of his country's recovery as it prepares to mark the one year anniversary of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.

Japan one year on: What's changed?updated: Thu Mar 01 2012 07:12:00

It's the small details in the before-and-after photographs from tsunami-hit Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan that are the most telling. A year later, there's not one power pole, wall-mounted gas meter or roadside curb that hasn't been meticulously attended to.

Look inside Fukushima's meltdown zoneupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 05:46:00

CNN gets its first tour inside the Fukushima nuclear plant. CNN's Kyung Lah reports from the meltdown zone.

Fukushima's 'cold' reactors pose a constant threat updated: Wed Feb 29 2012 05:46:00

Twisted metal beams still jut from the top of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi stricken reactors, almost one year after a massive tsunami triggered nuclear meltdown.

Radiation levels higher but safe off Fukushima Daiichi, scientists sayupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 00:21:00

Fish and plankton collected from the Pacific Ocean near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contain elevated levels of radioactive materials, but below levels that pose a threat to public health, researchers reported Tuesday.

NRC releases inside look at U.S. response to Japan nuclear disaster updated: Tue Feb 21 2012 20:26:00

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released Tuesday about 3,000 pages of transcripts of conversations recorded in its operations center after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, conversations that underscore the difficulty the agency had in responding to the nuclear crisis that was unfolding halfway around the world.

Japan posts 1st trade deficit in decadesupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 00:46:00

Japan posts its first trade deficit since 1980. CNN's Kyung Lah puts it in perspective from Tokyo.

Japan posts record trade deficit as energy costs climbupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 00:46:00

Japan -- battered by a strong yen, slowing global demand and increased oil and gas imports due to last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster -- posted a record trade deficit of $18.7 billion in January, according to official figures released Monday.

Concerns over aging nuclear plantsupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 08:41:00

Critics worry about aging U.S. nuclear plants amid what happened in Japan. CNN's Amber Lyon reports.

U.S. nuclear plants similar to Fukushima spark concernsupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 08:41:00

As the United States prepares to build its first new nuclear power reactors in three decades, concerns about an early generation of plants have resurfaced since last year's disaster in Japan.

Japan considers restarting two reactorsupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 05:49:00

A movement to restart two nuclear reactors in Japan is causing a stir. Kyung Lah reports.

U.N. experts OK Japan's nuclear 'stress tests'updated: Tue Jan 31 2012 05:49:00

U.N. nuclear experts gave a thumbs-up to Japan's planned "stress tests" for its remaining nuclear power plants Tuesday but left Japanese authorities to decide whether the plants themselves are safe.

Animals left to die in Fukushima zoneupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 03:44:00

Strays and livestock still roam the exclusion zone of Fukushima. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Japanese company takes look inside nuclear reactorupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 06:52:00

Workers placed an endoscope into a nuclear reactor at Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Thursday, marking the first glimpse inside one of the crippled reactors.

Japan marks nuclear reactors milestoneupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 07:09:00

Japan's Prime Minister said Friday that a "cold shutdown" has been achieved at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a symbolic milestone that means the plant's crippled reactors have stayed at temperatures below the boiling point for some time.

Fukushima plant wreckage post earthquakeupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 07:09:00

Aerial video shows wreckage after the March 9.0 magnitude earthquake damaged the Fukushima power plant in Japan.

Experts: Long road ahead as crippled Japanese reactors mark milestoneupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 23:57:00

Japanese authorities are expected to announce Friday that a "cold shutdown" has been achieved at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Japanese scientists to use wild monkeys to track radiationupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 10:15:00

Scientists in Japan are taking a novel approach to measuring the impact of radiation in a forest affected by the Fukushima nuclear crisis: enlisting the help of local wild monkeys.

TEPCO president speaks outupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 10:15:00

Embattled Japanese power company TEPCO makes its chief available to the media. CNN's Ramy Inocencio reports.

Radioactive cesium found in Japanese baby formulaupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 04:29:00

Radioactive cesium has been found in baby formula in Japan following the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, the manufacturer of the product has said.

Contaminated water found leaking at Japanese nuclear plantupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 13:13:00

Workers at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility have discovered a leak of 45 metric tons of radioactive water, operator Tokyo Electric Power Company said in a statement Monday.

New radiation scare for rice in Japanupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 19:44:00

Japanese authorities have halted the shipment of rice from some farms northwest of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after finding higher-than-allowed levels of radioactive cesium, local authorities said Thursday.

Japan: Damaged reactors at nuclear plant could take 30 years to retireupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 15:01:00

The decommissioning of four reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will likely take more than 30 years to complete, according to a report by Japanese officials.

Life after Japan's nuclear crisisupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 15:01:00

Japan's nuclear accident continues to rattle residents six months later. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Fukushima's neighbors lobby in U.S. against nuclear energyupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 18:51:00

Using firsthand accounts of coping with the threat of radioactive contamination, several Japanese citizens who lived near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant hope to convince U.S. officials that nuclear energy poses an unacceptable risk.

Official: Japanese nuclear plant stabilization ahead of scheduleupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 07:30:00

Efforts to stabilize Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, crippled by a March tsunami which triggered a nuclear crisis, are running ahead of schedule, according to the president of the Tokyo Electric Power Company, which operates the plant.

Official: Japan nuke plant stabilizingupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 07:30:00

TEPCO's Toshio Nishizawa discusses the progress being made in the stabilization of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Japan's prime minister: a revolving doorupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 06:48:00

Naoto Kan has quit as Japan's PM. Seijiro Takeshita discusses whether the job is a poisoned chalice.

Japan's new PM pledges to rebuildupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 06:48:00

The Japanese prime minister officially started his new role Friday after a ceremonial endorsement by the nation's emperor.

Virginia nuclear plant shut down by quakeupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 21:01:00

Tuesday's Virginia earthquake triggered the shutdown of a nearby nuclear power plant and spurred declarations of "unusual events" at plants as far away as Michigan, U.S. authorities reported.

Power plant 'shut down as designed'updated: Tue Aug 23 2011 21:01:00

Dominion Chief Nuclear Officer David Heacock describes how the earthquake affected his plant.

Agency approves construction of nuclear plant in Alabamaupdated: Sat Aug 20 2011 08:30:00

The Tennessee Valley Authority has approved construction on a nuclear plant in northeastern Alabama -- the first U.S. agency to do so since the Japan nuclear disaster this year.

Japan redesigns nuclear safety agency after Fukushimaupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 18:18:00

Japan's nuclear safety agency will be placed under the control of the country's Environment Ministry, a top government official announced Monday in a move stemming from the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

Lethal radiation levels at Japan plantupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 02:58:00

High levels of radiation have been found at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in Japan. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.Edit Instructions:

Japan to fire 3 top nuclear officialsupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 02:58:00

The Japanese government said Thursday three top nuclear officials will be let go following their handling of the Fukushima Daiichi crisis, which has eroded public confidence in the country's nuclear policy.

Workers find lethal radiation levels at Fukushima Daiichiupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 19:21:00

Workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have discovered a radioactive hot spot far more lethal than anything previously recorded at the damaged facility, the plant's owner reported Tuesday.

Japan probe of contaminated beef widensupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 04:31:00

Japan announced Tuesday that all beef detected with radiation higher than government safety standards will be destroyed as the probe into beef contaminated from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant expands.

Nuclear regulator: New backup power rule a 'no-brainer'updated: Tue Jul 19 2011 18:18:00

Making U.S. nuclear power plants have a plan for running on emergency power for three days after a disaster is a "no-brainer" after the accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant, the top U.S. regulator said Tuesday.

Japan bans beef shipment from Fukushimaupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 07:41:00

Japan announced Tuesday it is banning all shipments of cattle raised in the Fukushima Prefecture amid fears that the meat may have been contaminated from radiation at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Mixed reaction to calls for new nuclear safety rulesupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 21:55:00

A call for stiffened safety rules at American nuclear plants after the March disaster in Japan got mixed reviews from both the industry and its critics Wednesday.

U.S. re-evaluates nuclear plant safetyupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 21:55:00

March: Senators convene to see what the U.S. can learn from the nuclear disaster in Japan.

Slow progress at Fukushima plant 4 months after disasterupdated: Sun Jul 10 2011 22:24:00

Four months after Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, operators at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are still grappling with the crisis the disaster unleashed but say they are making slow progress.

Japan to open airlock at crippled nuclear plantupdated: Sun Jun 19 2011 23:12:00

Workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been cleared to open the No. 2 reactor building's airlock to ease sauna-like conditions inside, the plant's owner said Sunday.

New cleanup measure halted at crippled Japanese nuclear plantupdated: Sat Jun 18 2011 01:13:00

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday that it has temporarily halted the operation of a new cleanup system aimed at cleaning radioactive water in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant because of higher than expected radiation levels.

Farmer's suicide note shows Japan's disaster impactupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 05:34:00

A farmer's farewell, etched in white chalk, is echoing menacingly through Japan's agricultural sector.

Japanese protesters demand safer energy amid nuclear crisisupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 08:07:00

Japanese protesters took to the streets Saturday to demand safer energy as the nation marked the three-month anniversary of an earthquake and tsunami that sparked the worst nuclear crisis in 25 years.

Japan's radiation twice as badupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 05:48:00

Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen talks to CNN's John King about the dangers of the radiation situation in Japan.

Japan adds four new areas to radiation threatsupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 05:48:00

Four new areas in northern Japan have been added to the list of places affected by radiation originating from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, authorities said Friday.

We 'came close' to losing northern Japanupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 06:55:00

Famed physicist Michio Kaku says northern Japan was almost lost to a "100% core melt" in the Fukushima nuclear accident.

Japan doubles estimates of initial Fukushima leakupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 06:55:00

Japan released new details Tuesday of the battle to contain the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, after disclosing that the crippled power plant spewed more than twice as much radioactivity as originally estimated.

Japan suicide rates hit 2-year high in Mayupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 06:54:00

The number of suicides in Japan hit a two-year high in the month of May, according to data released Wednesday by the nation's authorities.

3 nuclear reactors melted down after quake, Japan confirmsupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 05:56:00

Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced full meltdowns at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami in March, the country's Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters said Monday.

U.S. raises concern about nuclear disaster plansupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 17:40:00

U.S. nuclear power plants keep plans for dealing with a severe accident close at hand, but many of them need updating and nearly half the plants don't include them in regular drills, regulators said Monday.

Fukushima fallout spurs bans on green teaupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 00:51:00

Japan has slapped new restrictions on green tea and plums from areas around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant because of lingering radioactive contamination from the ongoing disaster there.

Elderly volunteers for nuclear crisisupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 22:10:00

CNN's Kyung Lah reports a group of retirees dismissed as a "suicide corps" hoping to volunteer at Fukushima.

Analysis: Fukushima and the 'nuclear renaissance' that wasn'tupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 07:41:00

A month after a devastating earthquake sent a wall of water across the Japanese landscape, the global terrain of the atomic power industry has been forever altered.

Japan's new normalupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 07:41:00

As some of Japan's foreign residents begin to return, many are still too afraid to come back. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Fuel rods may have melted in more Japanese reactors, company saysupdated: Tue May 24 2011 12:12:00

Nuclear fuel rods in two more reactors at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan are believed to have melted during the first week of the nuclear crisis, the owner of the facility said Tuesday.

Tokyo Electric reports $15 billion net loss after earthquake, tsunamiupdated: Fri May 20 2011 11:03:00

Hammered by a nuclear accident at its Fukushima Daiichi power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Friday reported a net loss of 1.2 trillion yen ($15.4 billion) for the fiscal year that ended March 31.

TEPCO reports massive lossesupdated: Fri May 20 2011 11:03:00

TEPCO's president and other top staff resign amid record losses for a Japanese company. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Japan utility sticks to timeline for ending nuclear crisisupdated: Wed May 18 2011 10:30:00

Worse-than-expected damage in one reactor is forcing a change of plans at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but its owners say they still expect to end the 2-month-old crisis by January.

Japan establishes compensation plan for nuclear disasterupdated: Fri May 13 2011 08:34:00

The Japanese government announced a compensation plan for the victims affected by the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Friday.

Lending a hand to Japan quake survivorsupdated: Fri May 13 2011 08:34:00

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout spoke to a Tokyo resident who volunteered at the disaster zone one month after the earthquake.

Struggle to move on in Japanupdated: Thu May 12 2011 00:29:00

Japan's tsunami zone struggles to move on, both physically and emotionally, as CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

U.S. wants updated nuclear emergency plansupdated: Wed May 11 2011 16:28:00

U.S. safety officials Wednesday called for nuclear power plants to lay out their plans for handling "extreme events" like the disaster that struck Japan two months ago.

Japan's Prime Minister to give up salaryupdated: Tue May 10 2011 12:00:00

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday that he will give up his salary until the nuclear crisis in the country is over.

Fukushima's impactupdated: Tue May 10 2011 05:39:00

From Taiwan to Europe, the unfolding disaster in Japan has had repercussions for the nuclear industry across the world.

Residents allowed short visit in Japan's evacuation zoneupdated: Tue May 10 2011 05:39:00

About 100 residents, who had been evacuated from an area close to Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, were allowed to return home Tuesday for a short visit to gather belongings.

Japanese nuclear plant to go off line after PM's warningupdated: Mon May 09 2011 10:45:00

A Japanese nuclear plant will shut down its reactors after the country's prime minister warned it was vulnerable to natural disasters, its owner announced Monday.

Rare look inside Japan's exclusion zoneupdated: Fri May 06 2011 08:38:00

CNN's Stan Grant got a rare look inside the evacuated region near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Inside the Fukushima evacuation zoneupdated: Thu May 05 2011 10:17:00

Photographer Athit Perawongmetha documents the ghost town left behind by the nuclear crisis in Japan. What he found was a "time stop."

Photos capture Japan's 'eerie silence'updated: Wed Apr 27 2011 15:39:00

VBS travels with photographer Donald Weber to Fukushima, Japan, to document the effects of the ongoing nuclear crisis.

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