Fukushima Daiichi
Fukushima Daiichi

France, Japan and United States to work together on Fukushima decommissioning

The Japanese government has decided to work with the United States and France to develop new technologies to help operators decommission the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The Science and Technology Ministry of…

An aerial view of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on March 11.

Nuclear Meltdown: Releasing radiation and containing the truth

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) admitted last week that they should have declared a meltdown within days of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, instead…

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TEPCO investigates Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 containment vessel

Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan used remote-controlled cameras to observe the current conditions inside of the Unit 3 containment vessel. The cameras were also equipped with radiation detectors…

An aerial view of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on March 11.

TEPCO to work with France to develop new robots for Fukushima Daiichi

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), has signed an agreement to acquire robots that can withstand the critically high radiation levels in the Fukushima Daiichi reactor containment vessels with the Alternative Energies and Atomic…

This combination photo shows smoke rising from Fukushima Daiichi 1 nuclear reactor after an explosion

A Fukushima Lesson Unlearned: NRC scraps public rulemaking on weak GE containments

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) typically begins its narrative on the “lessons learned” from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe with Japan’s March 11, 2011accident. Not surprisingly, the agency has avoided addressing…

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TEPCO gets approval to release more Fukushima water into the Pacific

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is overwhelmed by the massive amounts of contaminated water piling up at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and 300 tons more is being generated every day. Groundwater…

IAEA review mission members examine recovery work at TEPCO's No.4 reactor building at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Earthquake insurance premiums in Japan to increase for 2nd time in 18 years after Fukushima Daiichi

In July 2014, Japan introduced the first increase in earthquake premiums in 18 years.  Now, a group commissioned by the Japanese Ministry of Finance to study the issue has announced that insurance companies…

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TEPCO to launch another attempt to remove debris from Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 spent fuel pool

Tokyo Electric has announced a new plan to attempt to retrieve the fuel handling machine that fell into the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 spent fuel pool. TEPCO has been working to remove the…

The situation related to contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains very complex.  Every day more and more contaminated water is generated and requires storage and processing.

Atomproekt to construct demonstration tritium removal plant at Fukushima Daiichi

The Russian company Atomproekt has announced that in 2016 it will construct a treatment plant at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to demonstrate their ability to process contaminated water and remove tritium….

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Internal TEPCO document reveals executives knew beefing up tsunami defenses was “indispensable”

Tokyo Electric, the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has released a document during a lawsuit brought by over 40 shareholders which reveals the utilities acknowledgment that tsunami defenses at…

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TEPCO to sell large portion of uranium reserves

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the utility that owns and operated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, has not used any uranium to produce electricity since the March 11th, 2011 nuclear…

Fukushima Daiichi Robot

New snake-like robot to inspect Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1 reactor

Engineers from Hitachi-GE revealed the latest robot designed to help engineers understand the conditions inside of the crippled nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan where high radiation levels…

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 Spent Fuel Pool - Refueling Machine Control Console

Workers drop refueling crane console into Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3 spent fuel pool

At the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, workers accidentally dropped a large piece of debris into the Unit 3 spent fuel pool on Friday, a little after noon. The workers were carrying out…

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How table salt may help scientists understand public radiation exposures after a radiation release

Radiation safety workers in Fukushima, Japan have helped a doctoral student at Lund University in Sweden demonstrate that ordinary table salt can be used to measure radiation exposures. The radiation safety workers carried small…

AREVA - Fukushima Daiichi decontamination system

TEPCO to abandon AREVA system amid contaminated water crisis

Tokyo Electric has determined that it will cease use of AREVA’s decontamination system, which uses chemicals to remove radioactive materials from water, as it has not lived up to expectations since it was…

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Cesium found in Japanese steel exported to South Korea

South Korean authorities plan to return contaminated steel scrap imported from Japan after detecting Cesium 137 over allowable levels in steel scrap imported from Japan earlier this month. The scrap metals arrived in…

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TEPCO says Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 meltdown worse than estimated

For the last three and a half years, TEPCO engineers have been working to better characterize the state of the melted nuclear fuel in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors. Now those officials believe…

Workers monitor water discharge from groundwater bypass operations.

TEPCO says groundwater bypass operations not having effect at Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO officials have admitted that groundwater bypass operations are failing to reduce tons of water from entering the crippled reactor buildings at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. According to TEPCO, at least…

Debris removal operations being carried out at the Unit 3 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are being blamed for large releases of radiation into the environment.

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 debris removal operations released 280 billion becquerels per hour

TEPCO has announced that they estimate some 1.1 trillion becquerels of radiation was released during debris cleanup operations at the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 reactor.  According to TEPCO’s estimates the removal work generated…

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Fukushima Daiichi cleanup operations blamed for contamination of rice crops

Officials from the agriculture ministry told reporters on Monday that efforts to clean up debris at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may have been the source of cesium that contaminated rice crops…

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