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More leaks of contaminated water at Fukushima
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), operator of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi NPP, confirmed on 7 October that radioactive water had again leaked from one of its storage tanks but said...

Dismantling moves forward at unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP
Thursday, September 15, 2016 The first wall panel has been removed from the temporary cover over the damaged reactor building at unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP in Japan. Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco)...

Failing ice wall at Fukushima further compromised by typhoon
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 The underground frozen soil wall built around the four crippled Fukushima Daiichi NPP reactors to minimise ground water contamination has melted in two places following recent...

Contaminated water accumulates at Fukushima
Monday, August 29, 2016 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said around 10,000t of contaminated water has accumulated in underground trenches around the unit 1-4 reactor buildings at the crippled...

Fukushima ice wall fails
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 The underground ice wall, which Tokyo Electric Power Corp (Tepco) has built around the four damaged reactor buildings at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP nuclear to prevent groundwater...

Contamination of Fukushima Fish below reference level
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Radioactive caesium concentrations in marine products caught offshore in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture were less than the reference value of 100 becquerel/kg during the fiscal year...

More problems for Fukushima ice wall
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Efforts to build an “ice wall” around units 1-4 at Japan’s Fukushima-Daiichi NPP are falling behind schedule. Work has proved more difficult than expected in areas where groundwater...

Tepco concealed core meltdowns during Fukushima accident
Friday, June 24, 2016 Naomi Hirose, president of Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), admitted on 21 June that the company had concealed the reactor meltdowns at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...

Removing tritium from Fukushima’s contaminated water
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 The capital costs of developing a commercial installation to remove tritium from liquid radioactive waste (LRW) at Japan’s Fukushima-Daiichi NPP can be reduced by 50%, according to...

Fukushima ice wall makes slow progress
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) is considering conducting additional work to help freeze the ground around the crippled reactors at its Fukushima Daiichi NPP, the company said on...

Fractured Fukushima exhaust stack to be dismantled
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) plans to begin dismantling the upper section of the joint exhaust stack for the unit 1 and 2 reactors at its Fukushima Daiichi NPP in fiscal 2018,...

UK support for Fukushima clean-up
Thursday, April 14, 2016 Sellafield Limited and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) have issued a White Paper - the "Fukushima-West Cumbria Study" - describing how they will work together to improve each...

New estimates for costs of Fukushima decontamination
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Japan's Board of Audit estimates that efforts to remove radioactive fallout resulting from the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP would cost more than $27bn by the end of the...

More contaminated water leaks found at Fukushima
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) says the level of radioactivity near one underground wastewater tank at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi NPP is more than 100 times greater than...

Radioactive sediment found in Fukushima rivers
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Researchers in Japan have detected relatively high levels of radioactive substances in sediment in rivers running through Fukushima Prefecture, Japanese media reported. The...

Flawed cables found at Japanese nuclear facilities
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Cable flaws violating Japan's post-Fukushima safety standards have been found at 20 nuclear facilities, mainly reactors, according to Japanese media reports. Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd...

Japanese regulator approves operation of Fukushima ice wall
Friday, April 01, 2016 Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on 30 March won approval from the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) to start freezing soil around the damaged reactors at the...

More funding support for Tepco’s compensation payments
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (Tepco) said it has been granted a further JPY123.6bn ($1.1bn) to make the latest compensation payments, due by the end of next month,...

New incinerator for Fukushima waste
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 A facility for incinerating miscellaneous solid low-level waste has begun operating at the Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi NPP. It is designed to burn solid wastes such as used...

Melted fuel a problem for Fukushima decommissioning
Thursday, March 17, 2016 Removal of the melted fuel (corium) debris from the damaged reactors at Japan’s Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear site could continue to 2051, according to “initial calculations” by owner...

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