Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry proposes gradually releasing or allowing to evaporate massive amounts of radioactive water at the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
The Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan formally approves the release of a million tons of treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean. The plan had already been endorsed by the Japanese government and other agencies.
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.
Tokyo Electric Power Company says that it is moving tons of highly radioactive water from a temporary storage tank to another after detecting signs of leakage at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Futaba District of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.3 occurs off the coast of Japan near the city of Kamaishi, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency to issue a tsunami warning. 10 people are taken to hospital with injuries, no fatalities reported.
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.