Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Fukushima water plan?

On February 14, 2022, An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) taskforce started mission in Japan for reviewing controversial planned release of treated water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. Highlights Since the Fukushima nuclear plant went into meltdown after a tsunami in 2011, about a million tonnes of processed water has accumulated in tanks ..




Fukushima Radioactive Wastes

Japan is to release 1.2 million litres of cooling water contaminated with radioactive wastes into the ocean off the coast of Fukushima. Fukushima Accident The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident took place in March 2011 in Japan. It was triggered by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. It is one of the most significant nuclear accidents since ..


Yukiya Amano, former Japanese diplomat and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief, passes away

Yukiya Amano ( 72), the former Japanese diplomat and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief, has passed away on 23rd July 2019. He had been chief of the key U.N. agency that regulates nuclear issues worldwide since 2009. It is not yet clear who will succeed Amano on an interim basis. During his tenure, Amano ..


Japan reopens town 8 years after Nuclear Disaster

Japan authorities have allowed residents to get back to Fukushima town which had been under strict evacuation orders since the 2011, aftermath of tsunami waves triggered by an earthquake flooded 3 reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, causing the nearby towns of Futaba and Okuma to be covered in a haze of radiation. ..