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Remote-Controlled Probe Picks up Radioactive Debris at Fukushima for the First Time

Tepco, the state-owned operator of the badly damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, has conducted an important test in which a remote-controlled probe managed to grasp several small grains of radioactive debris, AFP reports. The successful operation marked an important achievement for the company as it prepares for a cleanup operation that could take decades. Read More >>

Two Malfunctioning Robots are Now Stuck Inside the Fukushima Reactor 

The dangerous and unenviable task of cleaning up the Fukushima reactor has hit its latest snag: two snake-like reconnaissance bots had to be abandoned inside the reactor, after one got stuck and another’s camera was damaged by radiation. Read More >>

The Latest Fukushima Leak Was Unreported for Almost a Year

More reports, more mystery leaks, more questions about how little we really know about the incredible complexity of cleaning up a broken nuclear plant. Read More >>

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Fukushima’s Giant Ice Wall Can’t Get Cold Enough to Freeze

Remember how Japan decided to build that crazy ice wall to contain the Fukushima nuclear plant's radioactive water leaks? Well, its construction is behind schedule—because its engineers can't achieve temperatures low enough to freeze the ice. Read More >>

Six Fukushima Workers Accidentally Doused Themselves in Toxic Water

In case you weren't already concerned enough about the wacky (re: highly dangerous) antics going over at the Fukushima power plant, maybe this will do the trick. Six workers attempting to clean up the increasingly unruly mess have accidentally doused themselves with highly radioactive water. Read More >>

Japanese Government Will Bankroll a Giant Ice Wall at Fukushima

After weeks of deliberation, the Japanese government has finally intervened in the increasingly desperate situation at Fukushima. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a £300 million plan to contain the leaking radioactive water at the nuclear power plant by building a giant wall of ice underground. And guess who's going to pay for it (hint: not TEPCO). Read More >>

Fukushima’s Leaking Radioactive Water into the Ocean After All

Well over two years after the Tōhuku earthquake and tsunami, TEPCO officials admit that radioactive groundwater has been leaking into the nearby ocean for, well, two years. Read More >>

Japanese Officials Peep Damaged Fukushima Reactor; Catch a Glimpse of Gamma Rays

TEPCO officials attempted to peer inside the damaged #2 Fukushima reactor this week but couldn't discern the level of destruction on account of all the Gamma radiation present. Good thing they didn't lower Bruce Banner in there. Read More >>