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Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant
An underwater robot has captured images of lava-like lumps inside a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear fuel that melted six years ago
Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel
An underwater robot has entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, including key structures that were torn and knocked out of place
TEPCO chair: Nuclear plant must release contaminated water
Chairman says TEPCO needs to move forward with the plan to dump treated, radioactive water into the sea, the option seen as the only realistic way to deal with contaminated water from the damaged Fukushima plant
6.9-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes off the Coast of Japan: USGS
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake has been reported in Fukushima, Japan, according to the United States Geological Survey. Tremors from the earthquake could be felt as far away as Tokyo, about 150 miles south of the epicenter. Hazardous tsunamis are possible for parts of Japan's east coast within 300
Inside the Wrecked Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Facility 5 Years After Disaster
On March 11, 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck northeastern Japan , leaving nearly 19,000 people dead or missing. Coastal communities were turned into wastelands. Equipment at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant sustained damage from a 40-foot-high wave that crashed over the
Fukushima Nuclear Plant Worker Diagnosed With Cancer
A worker at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has been diagnosed with leukemia , but experts say a sharp increase in cancer related to the plant is unlikely. In March 2010 a massive earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi plant, causing a meltdown of three reactors and forcing
Robot Quits After Recording Footage Inside Fukushima's Crippled Reactor
A robot probe sent into the crippled reactor at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant stopped working three hours into its 10-hour mission, but not before sending back the first pictures from inside. The haunting grainy footage released by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) shows the robot
Inside the 'No-Go Zone': Searching for Answers at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant
The Fukushima Daiichi Power plant is the site of one of the worst nuclear catastrophes in history, and it’s still grappling with possible radioactive water leaks almost three years after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami triggered a meltdown. On March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude...
Is Japan's Fukushima Power Plant Still a Threat?
Part 2: Radiation experts test Pacific Ocean waters surrounding the plant for signs of unsafe levels.
Inside Fukushima : Beyond the 'No Go' Zone
Part 1: "Nightline" was given rare access to Japan's shuttered power plant and surrounding areas.