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Overview of the Advanced Liquid Processing System - ALPS - Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO finds defect in ALPS water treatment system at Fukushima Daiichi

According to Tokyo Electric, the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the most recent breakdown of the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) is due to a chipped resin filter. The…

Storage tanks used to retain groundwater pumped up from operations

TEPCO officials cannot estimate how frequent water will be discharged from Fukushima Daiichi

Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant started up a water management system on Wednesday which will pump groundwater into special storage tanks in the hopes of preventing it from becoming highly…

Fukushima Daiichi Over Time

TEPCO to begin dumping groundwater into Pacific Ocean in May

After getting the approval of fishery cooperatives in Fukushima Prefecture last Friday, Tokyo Electric and the Japanese government have announced that they will begin pumping groundwater at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant…

Clearing debris from around Reactor buildings

TEPCO says running out of room to store contaminated debris at Fukushima Daiichi

Engineers from Tokyo Electric held discussions with officials from the Japanese government on Monday where they communicated that they are running out of room to store contaminated debris at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi…

Fukushima Daiichi -  Fukushima Daini - Onagawa - Tokai Daini

Industry paper investigates why other plants were not affected like Fukushima Daiichi

A paper published by the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum focuses on why Fukushima Daiichi experienced a severe accident and other nuclear power facilities like Fukushima Daiini, Onagawa, and Tokai nuclear power plants were…

An aerial view shows workers wearing protective suits and masks working atop contaminated water storage tanks at TEPCO's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima

TEPCO to nearly double contaminated water storage capacity by March 2016

Contaminated water keeps accumulating at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant facility. Right now Tokyo Electric, the utility who operated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has enough tanks on site to…

A photo of the "Warrior" robot which was abandoned in the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 reactor building on March 13th, 2014.

Human errors strand robot in Fukushima Daiichi reactor building

Tokyo Electric announced today that the “Warrior” robot, designed and engineered in the United States, tipped over during an inspection of the Unit 2 reactor building two weeks ago and could not be…

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Human error blamed after spent fuel removal operations halted at Fukushima Daiichi

Tokyo Electric, the utility decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, determined that human error is the most likely cause for the alarms which stopped work removing spent fuel assemblies from…

Workers stand in front of the Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool

Alarm brings fuel retrieval from Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 to a halt

Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been forced to halt removal of spent fuel rods from the Reactor 4 spent fuel pool. The pool contains 1,533 fuel rods, 1,331 of…

ALPS - Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO shuts down ALPS system at Fukushima Daiichi after contamination found in storage tanks

On Wednesday, workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were forced to halt the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) water treatment system used to decontaminate radioactive water at the crippled nuclear facility….

Fukushima Daiichi Decontamination

Nearly 70% of decontamination firms still violating labor laws in Fukushima

According to labor officials in Fukushima Prefecture, nearly 70% of the companies hired to conduct decontamination work after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster have been found to be in violation of multiple labor…

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Venting operations at Fukushima Daiichi may have released more radioactive materials then estimated

New data released from Japan may help researchers to determine exactly how radioactive materials were released into the atmosphere from the Unit 1 reactor during the early days of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear…

Fukushima Daiichi March 11th, 2011

NRC’s inconsistent interpretations and applications of rules governing FOIA releases

Quantum mechanics imply that something can be both simultaneously one thing and another until it is observed.  Erwin Shrodinger explained it using a box and a cat.  If you seal the cat in…

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant pictured in March 2011 and March 2014.

More progress made overhauling site than decommissioning reactors at Fukushima Daiichi

In the three years since the start of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster there has been a plethora of drastic changes made to the landscape of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant including;…

A photo of soil removal operations at the site of the leak from the water storage tanks at Fukushima Daiichi - February 28th, 2014

Tokyo Electric to investigate potential groundwater contamination at Fukushima Daiichi after leak

After confirming that more than 100 tons of highly radioactive water overflowed from a storage tank in February, TEPCO has decided to prepare observation wells to identify possible contamination of the groundwater. The…

Fukushima Daiichi Leaking Water Tank - February 2014

Tokyo Electric determines human error cause of contaminated leak at Fukushima Daiichi

Last week officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Company announced that extremely radioactive water had leaked from a storage tank at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. According to the utility over 100…

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 - 2012

Fukushima Daiichi workers cripple thermometer at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2

TEPCO announced that one of two thermometers used to monitor temperatures in the lower part of the Unit 2 reactor vessel has failed. The utility said the problem was caused by workers who…

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 Damage - Shield Plug

TEPCO finds falling debris damaged shield plug at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3

This week TEPCO released new photos which show the progress made removing debris off of the top of the Unit 3 reactor building.  These photos show some of the damage to the operating…

Fukushima Daiichi Before - After - 2014 - Area 14

TEPCO releases before and after site photos of Fukushima Daiichi site

Tokyo Electric released photos this week which catalog some of the progress made in removing debris from the site of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In the immediate days following the…

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 - 2012

TEPCO confirms hole in Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 suppression pool

On Thursday, officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Company admitted that the suppression pool of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 reactor may have a 3-centimeter hole in it, allowing the highly radioactive water…

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