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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

March 31st, 2011 – TEPCO’s Assessment of Structural Damage to Unit 1, 3, And 4 Reactor Buildings by Enformable

Jaczko at California Discussions

Former NRC chairman not confident in San Onofre restart or risk assessment based on probabilities

Former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Gregory Jaczko spoke at a meeting in San Diego today about the future of nuclear energy as a member of an expert panel which included former…

March 31st, 2011 - Notes from the Consortium Call at 2000

March 31st, 2011 – Notes from the Consortium Call at 2000

Consortium Call – 3/31/2011 20:00 Attendees: NRC Headquarters Operations Officer Sal Golub, DOE/NE Kevin Mulligan, INPO Rick M Nielsen, INPO Randy Trapasso, INPO Lt Col. Price, PACOM w/radiation support team V? Lynch, INPO…

March 30th, 2011 - Japanese Government Action Items and Material Request List

March 30th, 2011 – Japanese Government Action Items and Material Request List

Japanese Government Action Items and Material Request List March 30th, 2011 – Japanese Government Action Items and Material Request List by Enformable

March 16th, 2011 - Estimate Time for Boil-dry Times for a Typical Spent Fuel Pool

March 16th, 2011 – Estimate time for boil-dry times for a typical spent fuel pool

Estimate time for boil-dry times for a typical spent fuel pool Source: RTM Table D-1 (see figure below) Assumptions: (1) Full core recently discharged (see box in figure) (2) 100 days after shutdown…

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1

Japanese regulators inspect Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1 isolation condenser

Officials from Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority inspected the Unit 1 reactor building at Fukushima Daiichi on Friday to inspect the possibility that critical components were damaged by the earthquake on March 11th, 2011. …

San Onofre Quick Fix

Tape, broomsticks, and safety cones used at nuclear power plants to manage leaks

Many, if not all of our readers, saw the photo that was leaked out of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to the press, which showed a massive pipe that had been leaking…

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant May 2013

TEPCO to begin measuring groundwater inflow into Fukushima Daiichi reactors

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has announced that it plans to install water gauges in the basement of the reactor buildings of Unit 1, Unit 2, and Unit 3 at the Fukushima Daiichi…

Fukushima Daiichi - Unit 3 - March 18th, 2011 - 0841 - 2 - Enformable

Fukushima compensation scheme accused of denying hundreds of claims

Just under 700 residents from the Hippo district of Miyagi prefecture have sounded the alarm that they have been unjustly denied full compensation because the government’s basic compensation scheme only covers Fukushima residents,…

TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan March 2013

Highly radioactive debris recovered from atop crippled Fukushima Daiichi reactor

Workers at Fukushima Daiichi were working this week to remove rubble from atop the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 reactor building with remote-controlled cranes, when they discovered the radiation dose from a piece…

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

TEPCO loses over 7 billion dollars in 2012

TEPCO announced on Tuesday that it had felt a group net loss of over $7 billion dollars in 2012, the third year running that the company has remained in the red.  Utility officials…

IAEA Investigation at Fukushima Daiichi - April 2013

IAEA says decommissioning Fukushima Daiichi to exceed expectations

After investigating the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant last week, Juan Carlos Lentijo, the head of the investigating team, admitted that the work to decommission and stabilize the reactors the plant is so…

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TEPCO still obviously affected by organizational overconfidence

TEPCO officials have been flushed and squirming lately. There are serious leaks from previously undisclosed underground pits and on three separate occasions TEPCO workers have been forced to shut down critical cooling systems…

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 Spent Fuel Pool Cover

TEPCO installs cover at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 Spent Fuel Pool

For the last year and a half, workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been working to clear debris from atop the decimated reactor building.  After an explosion ripped the building…

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Workers at Fukushima Daiichi conducting operations without safety equipment

The JiJi Press is reporting that after discovering radioactive water leaking from underground storage pits, TEPCO sent 14 workers at Fukushima Daiichi to carry out efforts to transport water, but did not give…

File photo of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture

TEPCO admits failing to meet decommissioning and decontamination goals at Fukushima Daiichi

At a press conference this week, a Vice President from TEPCO admitted that TEPCO was falling short of their goals to decommission the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and decontaminate the accumulating amounts…

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant-  April 2013

Plutonium found outside of containment in marine soil at Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO has been forced to take drastic measures to deal with the continual contamination of the Pacific Ocean from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.  To quell the transfer of contaminated marine…

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 Torus Investigation 19

Workers investigate Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 Torus Chamber

On April 11th and 12th, workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station used an endoscopic camera to investigate the torus chamber in the Unit 2 reactor building.  On the second day, workers…

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