Two of the reactors damaged in the March earthquake and tsunami at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan may be riddled with holes, according to the facility's owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co.
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, causing tsunami waves of up to 1 m. As a precaution, Tohoku Electric Power shuts down the Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant and Tokyo Electric Power Company checks the condition of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which was struck by the massive earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011.
According to Tokyo Electric Power Company, radiations levels within one of the reactors of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, damaged by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011, are at its highest level since experiencing a meltdown, with a reading of 530 sieverts an hour.
Japan’s emperor and prime minister attend a memorial service marking the fifth anniversary of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in which 15,894 people died and caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Many people remain displaced and recovery efforts are ongoing.
Japan's economy shrinks by 0.3% in the April-June quarter confirming the country is in a recession caused in part by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) claims that three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant suffered partial meltdowns following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami; it had previously announced that only one reactor had suffered a meltdown.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) announces new plans to tackle the ongoing Fukushima I nuclear crisis, after it is discovered that the problems with the number 1 reactor at the Fukushima I plant are worse than thought.
A small amount of radiation is found on vegetables exported from Japan to Taiwan but the amount is too small to harm human health. [http:--www.theguardian.pe.ca-Canada---World-Business-2011-03-20-article-2347183-Taiwan-says-radiation-detected-on-batch-of-Japanese-peas,-but-levels-not-harmful-1 (Canadian Press via "Prince Edward Island Guardian")]date=August 2019