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Japan elects not to prosecute former TEPCO executives and government officials for handling of Fukushima disaster

Prosecutors in Japan have decided not to indict more than forty former executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Company and government officials for their handling of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.  The prosecutors…

An aerial view shows TEPCO's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and its contaminated water storage tanks in Fukushima

Japanese government to fund underground wall at Fukushima Daiichi as more criminal charges filed against TEPCO

For the last two and a half years, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has been pumping water into the crippled reactor buildings at Fukushima Daiichi in an effort to keep melted nuclear…

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Japanese government criticizes TEPCO’s poor management of leaks at Fukushima Daiichi

On Monday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, committed the Japanese government to a lead role in the mitigation and containment of radioactive water leaks at Fukushima Daiichi, adding that it is “unacceptable” to…

Fukushima Daiichi Storage Tank Inspections

Work at Fukushima Daiichi overwhelmed by contaminated water

Tokyo Electric Power Company, the utility which owns and manages the cleanup at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant admitted earlier this summer that highly contaminated water was leaking from the plant…

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Leaders in the Pacific call for action at Fukushima Daiichi

The Pacific Conference of Churches have called for Japan to live up to its moral responsibility of keeping the region informed of what is happening at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant,…

Fukushima Daiichi Reactors from West looking over Pacific Ocean

Japanese government pledges to support TEPCO clean up Fukushima Daiichi groundwater contamination

According to an official from Tokyo Electric, it has been estimated that some 400 tons of contaminated water breaches underground barriers and continues leaking into the Pacific Ocean every day from the crippled…

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Fukushima Prefecture requests Japanese government remove TEPCO from management of Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning

It is no secret that Tokyo Electric is incapable of containing the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi, and often their actions have had adverse affects which have worsened conditions on-site.  For example, TEPCO had…

Fukushima Daiichi Over Time

Japan establishes new organization to pursue decommissioning options at Fukushima Daiichi

In what may later be recognized as the first step to removing TEPCO as the organization in charge of decommissioning the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan has taken action to establish…

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TEPCO withheld groundwater information from NRA officials in meeting

On Monday morning this week TEPCO officials were meeting with experts from Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority to discuss ways to mitigate and approach the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi.  During the meeting, TEPCO…

The Sorcerers Apprentice

TEPCO still struggling to keep head above contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi

In the rare event that the reader has never seen Mickey Mouse starring in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, I will remind them that the whole story revolves around an apprentice who is tempted to…

An aerial view shows No.3 reactor building at tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima

TEPCO has a different view of safety than the public

Naomi Hirose, the president of Tokyo Electric Power Company admitted that the utility was wrong in not acknowledging that radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was leaking into the ocean…

Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3 Infrared Photos July 22 2013

TEPCO releases infrared images of Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3

TEPCO workers used an infrared-thermographic camera over the weekend to capture images of the top floor of the Unit 3 reactor building where steam was observed last week.  The camera was positioned between…

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 not only crisis TEPCO faces

Tokyo Electric Power Company has been arguably been dealing with more uncertainty than any other utility in the world for the last two years, but the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is not the…

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Steam emitting from Fukushima Daiichi reactor halts work

TEPCO announced that while workers were conducting debris removal operations with remotely operated cranes positioned atop the crippled Unit 3 reactor building at Fukushima Daiichi steam began emanating from near the primary containment…

Fukushima Daiichi Leaking Underground Lined Trenches - April 2013

Fukushima Daiichi plant still leaking contaminated water into Pacific Ocean

The situation at Fukushima Daiichi is prompting workers and officials to yet again change their stance on the status of the crippled nuclear power plant.   Due to recent spikes in radioactivity in groundwater…

A worker walks in front of water tanks at Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture in this June 12, 2013 file photo. High levels of a toxic substance called strontium-90 have been found in groundwater at the devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the utility that operates the facility said on Wednesday. Testing of groundwater outside the turbine building of reactor No. 2 had shown the level of strontium-90 had increased by more than 100 times between December 2012 and May this year, Toshihiko Fukuda, a general manager at TEPCO, told a news conference. REUTERS/Noboru Hashimoto

As Fukushima Daiichi disaster worsens Japan’s ruling party continues push to restart nuclear reactors

The nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi continues to push the limits of what was largely considered unimaginable before the March 11th earthquake and tsunami crippled four reactors at the nuclear power plant.  In…

Protests in Japan as MOX Fuel arrives from France for first time since March 11th, 2011 and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

Nuclear issues in Japan piling up but no easy resolutions

There is a widespread and deep-seated dissatisfaction in Japan today surrounding the nuclear industry and its’ cozy relationship with the central government.  All but two nuclear reactors are currently shut down while the…

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 Turbine Building - Strontium Contamination

TEPCO confirms Fukushima Daiichi groundwater contaminated with strontium and tritium

TEPCO finally revealed that groundwater testing at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant found elevated levels of radioactive Strontium-90, a by-product of the fission process, at more than 30 times the legal…

Discoloration found at welded edges of a leaking tank at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

More radioactive leaks at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have found that the newly-installed Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) designed by Toshiba, the system which is supposed to be filtering 62 different radioactive substances…

March 31st, 2011 - TEPCO's assessment of structural damage to Unit 1, 3, and 4 reactor buildings

March 31st, 2011 – TEPCO’s assessment of structural damage to Unit 1, 3, and 4 reactor buildings

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