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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…

Fuksuhima Daiichi Reactor 3 Contaminated Water Leak - January 2014

Leak of contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 may have international safety impact

On Saturday, workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan were operating a remote-controlled robot to remove debris on the first floor of the Unit 3 reactor building when they discovered…

Hexacopter

IAEA promotes hexacopter drone to measure radiation levels around Fukushima

Levels of contamination in and around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are continuing to rise since the March 11th nuclear disaster.  In the town of Marumori, officials measured 10 fallen cedar tree…

Fukushima Daiichi Storage Tank Inspections

Work at Fukushima Daiichi overwhelmed by contaminated water

Tokyo Electric Power Company, the utility which owns and manages the cleanup at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant admitted earlier this summer that highly contaminated water was leaking from the plant…

The Sorcerers Apprentice

TEPCO still struggling to keep head above contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi

In the rare event that the reader has never seen Mickey Mouse starring in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, I will remind them that the whole story revolves around an apprentice who is tempted to…

Fukushima Daiichi Leaking Underground Lined Trenches - April 2013

Fukushima Daiichi plant still leaking contaminated water into Pacific Ocean

The situation at Fukushima Daiichi is prompting workers and officials to yet again change their stance on the status of the crippled nuclear power plant.   Due to recent spikes in radioactivity in groundwater…

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Japanese scientists find fish around Fukushima Daiichi contaminated shortly after disaster

Researchers in Japan have found that fish close to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had absorbed a large dose of radioactive materials, like cesium, immediately after the March 2011 nuclear disaster, rather…

Record levels of cesium found in greenling fish at Fukushima Daiichi

Record radiation levels found in fish at Fukushima Daiichi

Due to concerns that sea life was allowed to travel freely in and out of the port at Fukushima Daiichi after finding high levels of cesium in fish and shellfish caught in the…

World Wide Nuclear Testing

Fukushima Daiichi disaster proved nuclear reactors are a potential Pandora’s Box for proliferation

Concerns over nuclear weapons proliferation has re-emphasized the need for swift and accurate detection of nuclear tests conducted anywhere in the world. Most nuclear weapons states publicly declare their nuclear status by way…

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Radioactive cesium in calves found higher than mothers after Fukushima Daiichi disaster

After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster released enormous amounts of radiation into the environment, scientists and researchers in Japan began monitoring the concentration of Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 in the organs of 79 abandoned…

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Record contamination detected in fish caught inside of Fukushima Daiichi harbor

TEPCO announced that it had captured a Murasoi fish from inside of the harbor at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.  Analysis detected 254,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in the…

Kihara Rice Paddy

Contaminated rice found outside of Fukushima Prefecture

The Miyagi Prefectural government announced that cesium levels in rice grown in Kurihara had been found contaminated up to 240 becquerels of cesium per kilogram.  Kurihara is mostly farmland, mostly known for its…

Fukushima Daiichi

Levels of radiation around Fukushima Daiichi remain stable rather than falling off as predicted

The University of Tokyo hosted a conference this week on the 12th and 13th of November, where researched presented data which revealed that the levels of radioactivity in the ocean waters around the…

Reactor 3 Cover Diagram

In-Focus: Fukushima – TEPCO to construct cover over Unit 3 – Cesium contamination discovered in several products

TEPCO to construct cover over Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3 TEPCO has released designs for a cover to construct around the crippled Unit 3 reactor building in order to allow the utility to remove…

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TEPCO says cannot deny Fukushima Daiichi may still be leaking radiation into ocean

After a article published in the US academic journal Science by Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute revealed that cesium levels in fish had not declined in the last…

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In-Focus: Japan – CSIS President calls for Japan to restart reactors – Of 506 vessels swept away by March 11th disaster, only 85 recovered

President of US Center for Strategic and International Studies calls for Japan to restart nuclear reactors Source: JiJi Press Shimizu Corporation develops tsunami evacuation building Source: JiJI Press Japan’s efforts to draft energy…

Cesium MEXT Sept 12 2011

In-Focus: Japan – Safety zones around nuclear plants may not be large enough – New active fault found 14 km from future nuclear power station

New active fault found 14 km from Oma nuclear site in Aomori Prefecture Source: The Daily Yomiuri All of melted nuclear fuel in Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 1 fell into containment Source: JNES 30-km…

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In-Focus: Japan – Combustible Iwate debris to be disposed of in 4 Shizuoka Prefecture cities – Contamination found in beef and rice

Combustible Iwate debris to be disposed of in 4 Shizuoka Prefecture cities The four cities are Shizuoka, Hamamatsu, Susono and Shimada. Source: The Japan Times Beef from Miyagi Prefecture found with cesium contamination…

The underground water storage tank installation at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station as seen on June 18, 2012

Japan’s government stymied by persistent resistance to disposal site selection process

Japanese officials are working to select sites for the permanent disposal of more than 50,000 tons of sewage sludge and incinerated ash contaminated by fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Currently the government…

Japan Nuclear Fuel Permanent Storage

In-Focus Japan: Globalization of energy innovation – IAEA Launches Fukushima Radiation Database

Majority of debris from March 11th disaster still not disposed of Some 80 percent of the estimated 24 million tons of disaster debris remains to be disposed of, Jiji Press reported Tuesday.  Japanese…

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