November 18, 2013 Workers at the Japanese nuclear plant begin a delicate yearlong operation to remove radioactive material from the first of several crippled reactors.
September 1, 2013 The plant that was badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami was found to be leaking contaminated water last month.
April 30, 2013 The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was crippled in March 2011 by an earthquake and tsunami. Groundwater continues to pour into its reactor buildings, and workers are pumping it out. A forest likely will be cut down to make room for more storage tanks. Meanwhile, some storage facilities are leaking.
August 14, 2012 A study found that a third of the residents of Minamisoma had detectable levels of radiation. But another study said plant workers are at risk of psychological distress.
July 5, 2012 A Japanese panel has issued a scathing report faulting government regulators and the electric utility for failing to take precautions to safeguard the Fukushima nuclear reactors from natural disasters. The failure led to nuclear catastrophe during last year's earthquake and tsunami.
January 19, 2012 Though blurred by steam and radiation, the images provided some information about the conditions inside the reactor.
December 16, 2011 If correct, it's an important milestone in the long effort toward recovery from the nuclear disaster triggered by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami. But skeptics fear the government's claim is premature.
December 9, 2011 Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said the temperatures at the plant have fallen below boiling point.
December 5, 2011 About 45 tons of contaminated radioactive water have leaked and about 300 liters of it has made it into the Pacific Ocean.
November 1, 2011 The Japanese MP had previously said he was so sure of its safety, he would drink a glass of water taken from inside the building of the crippled nuclear power plant.
October 27, 2011 The unpublished study claims that the amount of radioactive material released into the atmosphere could be double what the Japanese government estimates. Scientists cautioned, however, that emissions measurements are imprecise.
August 11, 2011 Japan is removing its nuclear safety agency from its trade ministry, dissolving a relationship that was criticized during the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. The news came as Prime Minister Naoto Kan again confirmed his intention to resign, possibly by the end of this month.
August 4, 2011 Japan is firing three top nuclear energy officials, nearly five months after the country's Fukushima nuclear disaster. And Banri Kaieda, the industry minister in charge of energy policy, said that he will resign after he replaces the officials.
June 20, 2011 In the U.S., meanwhile, "federal regulators have been working closely with the nuclear power industry to keep the nation's aging reactors operating within safety standards by repeatedly weakening those standards," the AP reports.