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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…

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…

March 17th, 2011 - Special Lawyers Group tackled legal issues arising from Fukushima disaster response for White House

March 17th, 2011 – Special Lawyers Group tackled legal issues arising from Fukushima disaster response for White House

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION JAPAN’S FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI ET TABLE BACKUP 2 AUDIO FILES THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 Pages From C147359-02X – March 17th, 2011 – Special Lawyers Group Tackled Legal…

Fukushima Daiichi -  Fukushima Daini - Onagawa - Tokai Daini

Industry paper investigates why other plants were not affected like Fukushima Daiichi

A paper published by the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum focuses on why Fukushima Daiichi experienced a severe accident and other nuclear power facilities like Fukushima Daiini, Onagawa, and Tokai nuclear power plants were…

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…

An aerial view shows workers wearing protective suits and masks working atop contaminated water storage tanks at TEPCO's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima

TEPCO to nearly double contaminated water storage capacity by March 2016

Contaminated water keeps accumulating at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant facility. Right now Tokyo Electric, the utility who operated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has enough tanks on site to…

Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Power In Japan

Ruling parties in Japan agree on new basic energy plan

The ruling parties in the Japanese government, the Liberal Democratic party and the New Komeito party, are close to agreeing on a new Basic Energy Plan after working to add new revisions which…

Sendai Nuclear Power Plant - Kyushu Electric

NRA inspectors dispatched to Sendai Nuclear Power Plant

Officials from Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority have begun an on-site inspection of the Sendai nuclear power plant operated by the Kyushu Electric Power Company. 15 officials including Commissioner Kunihiko Shimazaki visited the Sendai…

A photo of the "Warrior" robot which was abandoned in the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 reactor building on March 13th, 2014.

Human errors strand robot in Fukushima Daiichi reactor building

Tokyo Electric announced today that the “Warrior” robot, designed and engineered in the United States, tipped over during an inspection of the Unit 2 reactor building two weeks ago and could not be…

Japan Nuclear No Experts

Human error blamed after spent fuel removal operations halted at Fukushima Daiichi

Tokyo Electric, the utility decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, determined that human error is the most likely cause for the alarms which stopped work removing spent fuel assemblies from…

Workers stand in front of the Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool

Alarm brings fuel retrieval from Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 to a halt

Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been forced to halt removal of spent fuel rods from the Reactor 4 spent fuel pool. The pool contains 1,533 fuel rods, 1,331 of…

ALPS - Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO shuts down ALPS system at Fukushima Daiichi after contamination found in storage tanks

On Wednesday, workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were forced to halt the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) water treatment system used to decontaminate radioactive water at the crippled nuclear facility….

Fukushima Daiichi Decontamination

Nearly 70% of decontamination firms still violating labor laws in Fukushima

According to labor officials in Fukushima Prefecture, nearly 70% of the companies hired to conduct decontamination work after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster have been found to be in violation of multiple labor…

Japan - Fukushima Daiichi - Decontamination - Decommissioning

Japan mulling new credentials for nuclear workers

Members of the Liberal Democratic Party, the ruling party in Japan, are discussing the establishment of new credentials for workers who clean up radioactive debris or decommission nuclear power plants. The discussions revolve…

Sendai Nuclear Power Plant - Japan

Japan to prioritize safety screening of Sendai nuclear power plant

The Nuclear Regulation Authority in Japan said that it will prioritize the safety screening process at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.  The announcement came on Thursday and implies that the…

Enformable Reactor 1-1600

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…

Fukushima Daiichi March 11th, 2011

NRC’s inconsistent interpretations and applications of rules governing FOIA releases

Quantum mechanics imply that something can be both simultaneously one thing and another until it is observed.  Erwin Shrodinger explained it using a box and a cat.  If you seal the cat in…

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