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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…

USEPA

EPA Wants My Opinion? Well, Here It Is…

The Environmental Protection Agency – the overseers of the suspiciously on-again/off-again RadNet monitoring system in the wake of the 2011 mass meltdown/blow-outs at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power station – has helpfully extended the public…

Minami Soma Rice Paddy

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…

ALPS - Fukushima Daiichi

ALPS system brought back online at Fukushima Daiichi

Tokyo Electric announced that it has resumed full operation of the ALPS system used to decontaminated radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The ALPS system is designed to process up…

ASTACO-SoRa robot - Hitachi

Japanese robots working to clean debris from Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3

Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been using heavy duty remove control decontamination robots to conduct debris removal operations at the Unit 3 reactor building. Radiation levels inside of the…

Fukushima Daiichi Ice Wall Operation

TEPCO’s ice wall operation not meeting expectations

In September 2013, Tokyo Electric announced that it planned to drill freeze wells at three feet intervals to create an ‘ice wall’ nearly a mile long  at the Unit 2 and Unit 3…

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Uranium suppliers forced to cut production due to lack of demand

Uranium prices are being dramatically affected by the shutdown of nuclear reactors in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster as supply overwhelms demand. Japanese nuclear power plants have been kept offline…

Ohi

Japanese court orders Kansai Electric to keep Ohi reactors offline

After hearing the claims of 166 plaintiffs who live within 150 miles of the Ohi nuclear power plant, a Japanese court has ordered the Kansai Electric Power Company to not restart two of…

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German government rebukes utilities plan to dump decommissioning responsibilities

After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, Germany accelerated its plans to cease using nuclear power to supply the nation’s energy needs.  The seven oldest nuclear power plants in Germany were taken…

Ambassador Kennedy looks out the window of her bus as she tours parts of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan

Ambassador Kennedy tours Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

Caroline Kennedy, the US Ambassador to Japan, spent three hours visiting the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Wednesday as part of her first trip as ambassador to Fukushima Prefecture. While touring…

Tokyo Electric - Japan

TEPCO records profits after dismal losses in previous year

Tokyo Electric has announced annual profits of $4.3 billion USD, compared to a net loss of $6.6 billion USD in the previous year. The utility, which recently found itself on the edge of…

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant - Sept 2013

Enhanced investigation of crippled containment vessels at Fukushima Daiichi planned

Tokyo Electric is planning a more expansive investigation of the damaged containment vessels at Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 1, Reactor 2, and Reactor 3.  The utility hopes that the information gathered during the investigations…

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

Japan seeking international assistance with Fukushima Daiichi fuel removal

On Friday, officials from the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID) in Japan attending a seminar asked for input from engineers in Japan and across the world on removing melted nuclear fuel…

Shunichi Tanaka, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority in Japan

Nuclear Industry and Regulators at odds in Japan

The Japan Nuclear Safety Institute was founded by utilities in Japan in November 2013 with the goal of improving safety at the nation’s nuclear power plants.  The Tokyo-based institute claims to pursue the…

Groundwater Bypass Plan at Fukushima Daiichi

Radioactivity found in groundwater well at Fukushima Daiichi

Tokyo Electric, operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, is hoping to draw groundwater and release it into the Pacific Ocean before it becomes highly contaminated while passing through the facility. On…

Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant stand by as new storage tanks are hoisted into position.

TEPCO unable to bring contaminated water issues under control at Fukushima Daiichi

While Japan was working to secure an Olympic bid last September, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised the world that the problems of controlling contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had…

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…

March 19th, 2011 - NRC NARAC models of Fukushima Daiichi disaster did not model all available radionuclides

March 19th, 2011 – NRC NARAC Models of Fukushima Daiichi Disaster Did Not Model All Available Radionuclides

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI PMT STATE INTERFACE AUDIO FILES SATURDAY, MARCH 19th, 2011 Pages From C147216-02X – March 19th, 2011 – NRC NARAC Models of Fukushima Daiichi…

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…

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