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    Welcome To Fukushima Watch, offering the latest information in the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. On March 11, 2011, a tsunami struck the coast of Japan, destroying three nuclear reactors and severely damaging a fourth nuclear reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. Since then, hundreds of tons of radioactive waste have leaked into ocean, contaminating life… [Continue Reading]

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Member of the media, escorted by TEPCO employees, wearing protective suits and masks, look at the Unit 3 and Unit 4 reactor buildings of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Kimimasa Mayama, Pool)

Outgoing Fukushima plant chief says long road still ahead

The crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has seen improvements over the past three years but it will continue to be a difficult project during its decades-long decommissioning, the outgoing chief of the plant said Thursday. (Article by Kazuaki Nagata) Akira Ono, who headed the plant for three years until Thursday, said improvements include removing spent fuel rods from the damaged … [Read More...]

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Japanese power company TEPCO admits it lied about meltdown after Fukushima

The utility that ran the Fukushima nuclear plant acknowledged Tuesday its delayed disclosure of the meltdowns at three reactors was tantamount to a cover-up and apologized for it. (Article by The Associated Press) Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Naomi Hirose's apology followed the revelation last week that an investigation had found Hirose's predecessor instructed officials during the … [Read More...]

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Power outage at Fukushima nuclear power plant causes machinery to shut down

The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant said Tuesday a power outage halted some systems but that no problems were detected in the cooling of the three melted-down reactors. (Article  by Kyodo) Machinery affected included cooling equipment for an underground ice wall, which is being set up around four reactor buildings in a bid to restrict the flow of groundwater … [Read More...]

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TEPCO admits to massive Fukushima radiation cover-up… independent media was right all along

For years, alternative news outlets have been claiming that TEPCO was covering up important details surrounding the Fukushima nuclear disaster. For the longest time, they were treated like tinfoil hat-wearing lunatics by the mainstream media -- and now we know that they were right all along. Naomi Hirose -- the president of TEPCO -- recently stated in an interview, "I would say it was a … [Read More...]

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