In-Focus Japan: 30 foot pier from Japan lands on the Olympic Peninsula – NRA concludes second reactor site atop of active faults

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TEPCO to inspect spent fuel racks in common spent fuel pool building

Source: TEPCO

Officials in the state of Washington are forced to deal with a 30 foot pier which has ashore on the Olympic Peninsula after traversing the Pacific Ocean from Japan.  The concrete pier was discovered by a US Coast Guard helicopter, but harsh weather has prevented closer inspections.

Another floating pier which arrived in Oregon in June was destroyed by the state government.

Source: NHK

NRA team says faults under Higashidori plant are active faults

Source: JiJi Press

Source: NHK

Futaba assembly passes no-confidence motion against mayor amid confusion over the construction of temporary storage facilities for radioactive waste.

The assembly unanimously passed the motion, criticizing Mayor Idogawa’s absence from a meeting last month between Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato and chiefs of municipalities around Fukushima Daiichi.

Those at the meeting decided to accept a government on-site survey for the construction of temporary storage facilities for radioactive waste from the plant. Idogawa did not attend the meeting to argue against the government plan.

The disruption will likely delay the governments efforts and the survey, which will be conducted in early January at the earliest.

Source: JiJi Press

Chubu Electric announces plan to increase flooding and tsunami countermeasures at the Hamaoka nuclear power plant

Chubu Electric has announced plans to increase flooding prevention of the reactor building and the seawater intake pumps used to cool the nuclear reactors.  The utility will also increase the breakwater wall by 4 meters.

Source: JiJi Press

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