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Animals of Fukushima Daiichi and Chernobyl - 8

The Animals at Fukushima Daiichi and Chernobyl

TEPCO released images this week of what appeared to be a fox that had entered the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 reactor. The animal pokes his head around and explores the contaminated structure. The…

Monju Fast Breeder Reactor - JAEA

French and Japanese nuclear fuel cycle may be affected by failures at Monju

Residents of Fukui Prefecture in Japan have announced that they will file a lawsuit with the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) to permanently shutdown the Monju fast breeder reactor. A breeder reactor generates more…

Biblis Nuclear Power Plant - Germany

German utilities may drop lawsuits for decommissioning deal

Before 2011, nuclear power generated nearly 18% of the electricity in Germany.  After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, Germany elected to gradually shut down its nuclear reactors and stop generating electricity…

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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…

Sendai Nuclear Power Plant - Kyushu Electric

Japan to restart second reactor at Sendai nuclear power plant

Kyushu Electric reported this week that it will restart the Unit 2 reactor at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan on Thursday.  The Unit 2 reactor was taken offline in September 2011…

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…

Fukushima Daiichi - 2014

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…

View of France's nuclear reactor maker Areva headquarters in the financial district of la Defense near Paris

France mulls selling AREVA’s reactor operations to EDF

The French Government has recommended that AREVA should sell its nuclear reactors to Electricite de France, a power utility who operates nuclear reactors in France which is also majority-state owned.[i] The nuclear industry…

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…

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NRC Chairman Macfarlane resigns after one year into second appointment

Allison Macfarlane, the Chairman of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced that she will resign her post effective January 1st, 2015, and will take a position at George Washington University. Macfarlane…

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…

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Will Diablo Canyon survive the next big earthquake?

As aftershocks of the 6.0 Napa earthquake that occurred Sunday in California continued, the Associated Press this week revealed a secret government report pointing to major earthquake vulnerabilities at the Diablo Canyon nuclear…

Mortons Iodized Salt

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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