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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…

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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…

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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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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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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….

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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…

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant pictured in March 2011 and March 2014.

More progress made overhauling site than decommissioning reactors at Fukushima Daiichi

In the three years since the start of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster there has been a plethora of drastic changes made to the landscape of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant including;…

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…

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…

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NRA begins seismic survey of TEPCO’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant

Inspectors from Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority began in inspection of the seismic faults on Monday morning at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant which is owned and operated by the Tokyo Electric Power Company. …

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 Damage - Shield Plug

TEPCO finds falling debris damaged shield plug at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3

This week TEPCO released new photos which show the progress made removing debris off of the top of the Unit 3 reactor building.  These photos show some of the damage to the operating…

Fukushima Daiichi Before - After - 2014 - Area 14

TEPCO releases before and after site photos of Fukushima Daiichi site

Tokyo Electric released photos this week which catalog some of the progress made in removing debris from the site of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In the immediate days following the…

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