Highly contaminated water leaked from a large storage tank is seen at the H6 area of the contaminated water storage tanks, at Tokyo Electric Power.  Photograph: Reuters

The operator of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant said today that 100 tonnes of highly contaminated water had leaked out of a tank, the worst in(...)

A scene of devastation after the largest earthquake in Japan’s recorded history, in Fukushima prefecture in March 2011. Photograph: AP Photo/Kyodo News

On the afternoon of March 11th, 2011, Japan lurched eastward as the Pacific crust plates jolted beneath it. The sea floor shifted forward 60m in place(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe at a press conference in Tokyo yesterday. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno, Pool

The prime minister of Japan laid on a stunning tasting menu in his official residence. It was all lovely, but he said the fish was absolutely deadly. (...)

 Workers wearing protective suits and masks are seen during operations to remove fuel rods from a spent fuel pool inside the No.4 reactor building at Fukushima nuclear power plant . Photograph:Tokyo Electric Power Co/Handout via Reuters

The operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant took the first step today in the long and hazardous process of decommissioning the facility, e(...)

The operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant (above) said this evening there was no damage or spike in radiation levels at the station after a large earthquake struck in the ocean east of Japan. Photograph: Reuters

The operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said this evening there was no damage or spike in radiation levels at the station after a larg(...)

Planet Business

Image of the week: Nuclear politician Nuclear power is safe in this man’s hands – it’s David Cameron, going the full jumpsuit as he gives a speec(...)

Britain’s nuclear move

Britain is running out of energy – specifically, electricity generation capacity. As coal-fired power plants are closed down to avoid adding to the ca(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne (centre ) visits the Taishan nuclear power plant in southern China. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Getty Images

Chinese companies will be allowed to take a majority stake in new nuclear power stations in Britain, chancellor George Osborne announced yesterday.Mr (...)

Rescue workers recover the body of a victim from a site that was damaged by a landslide caused by Typhoon Wipha in Izu Oshima island, south of Tokyo. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

Typhoon Wipha passed through Japan’s east coast today, killing at least eight and leaving 37 missing in heavy rainfall and landslides. Hundreds of fli(...)

Workers remove  topsoil last month from  a garden behind a house  in Naraha, Japan, which was evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Photograph: Tomas Munita/New York Times

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant today said another tank holding highly contaminated water has overflowed, probably sending t(...)

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