"Contamination" tag
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…

Japan to South Korea

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…

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…

Imported car from Japan checked for radiation in Russia

Contaminated vehicles from Japan still being rejected by Russian Customs Service

According to a statement provided by the Vladivostok Customs Service, “In the first quarter of 2014, customs officers have sifted out 17 objects [cars or parts] with increased nuclear radiation levels and beta-active…

Gerry Spence - Karen Silkwood

Gerry Spence and Karen Silkwood – Part 2 – Proving Strict Liability and Physical Injury

This is Part 2 of a 2 Part mini-series – Read Part 1 Here The following is the conclusion of a transcript of a speech given by Gerry Spence in Pennsylvania shortly after…

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…

Karen Silkwood - Car Accident

Gerry Spence and Karen Silkwood – Part 1 – Compensation for radiation injury

This is Part 1 of a 2 Part mini-series – Read Part 2 Here The following is the transcript of a speech given by Gerry Spence in Pennsylvania shortly after the Three Mile…

March 15th, 2011 - Navy tried to get dosimeters for all sailors on USS Ronald Reagan after Fukushima disaster

March 15th, 2011 – Navy tried to get dosimeters for all sailors on USS Ronald Reagan after Fukushima disaster

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI PMT STATE INTERFACE AUDIO FILES TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011 Pages From C147216-02X – March 15th, 2011 – Navy Tried to Get Dosimeters for…

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…

Cars at the port of Mombasa

Kenyan car importers request radiation checks at country of origin

On January 31st, 2013, Kenya Ports Authority inspectors impounded a container holding four used vehicles from Japan after finding it to be contaminated with radioactive materials.  The container was held at the port…

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…

Waste Isolation Pilot Project

Thirteen workers internally contaminated by leaking radioactive materials at WIPP

Officials from the Department of Energy confirmed that thirteen workers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP) have confirmed positive for radiation exposure after the leak on February 14th from the first deep…

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…

Nuclear Power Industry - Radiation Protection Standards

EPA solicits comments from the public on radiation protection standards

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting public comments while it updates its Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations; which was issued before Fukushima Daiichi, Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island,…

Fukushima-Daiichi-July-2013

TEPCO begins work on underground ice wall at Fukushima Daiichi

Tokyo Electric workers are to begin work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to create underground frozen walls at the Unit 2 and Unit 3 turbine buildings on Wednesday.  The utility is…

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…

Jamaican Customs Agency Major Richard Reese

Jamaica reveals information about contamination on used cars from Japan

In November 2012, a minibus imported from Japan by a used-car dealer in Jamaica was scanned and found to have radiation levels which required it to be moved to a quarantined area. In…

Water bottles used as radiation shielding

Elementary school in Japan using water bottles to shield students from radiation

An elementary school in Koriyama City, which is located in Fukushima Prefecture some 34 miles west of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, is using water bottles to shield radiation coming from the…

On Friday, Moniz toured the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Friday with TEPCO President Naomi Hirose.  At the facility they toured monitoring wells, the Unit 4 reactor building, and the Anti-Earthquake building.

United States pledges to assist Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning if requested

In a speech on Thursday, United States Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz acknowledged that the decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture and decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors were a matter of global significance and…

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