The Fukushima plant operator applied for construction approval of the sea tunnel which will release treated radioactive water half a mile from the plant.
Japan planned to release treated radioactive water in the spring of 2023 after data simulation said there's little environmental impact. Experts aren't so sure.
The release could begin in Spring 2023, but the plan is facing fierce opposition from fishermen, local residents, and China and South Korea.
Nuclear energy is still controversial in Japan following the Fukushima disaster, but the country's new prime minister is a supporter.
China ridiculed Japan for its decision to release radioactive water into the Pacific.
The water, left over from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, is currently stored in huge tanks. But space is running out.
Tens of thousands of people were evacuated following what was one of the world's worst nuclear accidents.
The Japanese government said in the past that everything is "under control," but measurements from the ocean show that the reactors are still leaking radiation.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, on Saturday, causing several injuries and leading to widespread power outages in the region.
As space runs out at the plant, experts have urged the Japanese government to begin releasing filtered water from Fukushima into the sea or air.
Almost a decade after the nuclear disaster, wildlife photos show the site is becoming a hotbed of local wildlife.
Residents were relocated so the nuclear tests could be carried out between 1946 and 1958.
Ebola is back with a vengeance.
Residents fear the contaminated soil's effects on their health and livelihoods.
Russia's submersible drone, known to Russia as Poseidon and to the U.S. as Kanyon, may change nuclear warfare as we know it.
A 2008 test showed that a 52-foot-high tsunami could strike the Fukushima nuclear plant, but bosses delayed building a protective seawall.
Preparations must be made to minimize the impact of the predicted disaster, the nation says.
The Japanese government mandates a limit of 40 years for nuclear reactors; the Tokai No. 2 has been running since 1978. Today marked the fourth time Japan Atomic Power Co. filed an application with the Nuclear Regulation Authority for an extension.
Take a look at the Wall-E of Fukushima.
A six-month trial of the service began Tuesday.
The radiation is not a threat to human health, but it's a previously unknown risk of coastal nuclear power plants.
The estimated cost of the long-term cleanup following the nuclear disaster is $192 billion.
The temblor occurred near where an earthquake and a tsunami caused a nuclear meltdown six years ago.
The cylindrical-shaped object would most likely be U.S.-made.