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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 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

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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