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IAEA releases report on water discharge from Fukushima Daiichi
03 May, 2022
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Task Force, which is...
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Some Fukushima evacuees allowed to return to their homes
Friday, April 15, 2022 by The town of Tomioka in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture has started a preparatory programme allowing displaced residents to stay overnight at their homes in an evacuation area set up in...

Fukushima simulant material to boost clean-up efforts
Thursday, February 03, 2022 by University of Sheffield researchers have developed a new simulation of the most dangerous radioactive fuel debris remaining in the nuclear reactors at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi...

International Task Force meets to review safety of Fukushima water release
Thursday, September 30, 2021 by A Task Force established by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to review the safety of a planned release of water now stored at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi NPP held its...

IAEA and Japan agree timeline for safety review of Fukushima water release
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan have agreed on an initial mission schedule and other arrangements for the implementation of the Agency’s multi-year review...

IAEA begins monitor and review of water release at Fukushima Daiichi
Friday, September 10, 2021 by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials are in Japan to officially launch a multi-year review of the planned treated water release at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP. It is...

IAEA and Japan launch project to monitor water release at Fukushima
Monday, August 23, 2021 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan onhave agreed to begin implementing the on-site safety review of the water release at Fukushima Daiichi in September.

IAEA says Japanese data on Fukushima marine samples is accurate
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 by Japanese laboratories monitoring radionuclides in seawater, marine sediment and fish near the Fukushima Daiichi NPP produce reliable data, demonstrating a continued high level of...

IAEA to monitor safety of water release at Fukushima
Monday, July 12, 2021 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan on 9 July agreed on the scope of technical assistance the Agency will provide in monitoring and reviewing the planned discharge...

Kansai to restart Mihama 3 in June
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co said on 12 May that it will restart the ageing unit 3 reactor at its Mihama NPP in Fukui Prefecture, in late June for commercial operation in July....

Japan to restart ageing reactors at Takahama and Mihama
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by Unit 3 at Kansai Electric Power Company’s Mihama NPP and units 1&2 at the Takahama NPP, both in Japan’s Fukui Prefecture and idle since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, on 28...

Japan’s NRA approves decommissioning plan for Fukushima Daiini
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 28 April approved Tokyo Electric Power Company's (Tepco's) decommissioning plan for the four boiling water reactors at the Fukushima...

Russia seeks clarification on Japans plans to release Fukushima water
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 by The Russian Foreign Ministry on 14 April asked Japan to "approach the important issue (of dealing with the Fukushima radioactive wastewater) with all responsibility”....

Contaminated water from Fukushima to be discharged to the sea
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by The Japanese government on 13 April formally announced that the treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP site will be discharged into the sea, “based on more than six years...

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi’s message on Fukushima
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by “Ten years ago today, the Great East Japan Earthquake shook Asia’s seabed,” International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 11 March. “Its...

UNSCEAR report says no discernible health effects expected following Fukushima accident
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) on 9 March released its 2020 Report, “Levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the accident...

NEA report looks at Fukushima 10 years on
Thursday, March 04, 2021 by The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency on 3 March published a new report - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident, Ten Years On: Progress, Lessons and Challenges. NEA said it is...

Tepco failed to repair broken seismometers at Fukushima NPP
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Since last year, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco) had failed to repair two broken seismometers at unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP, company officials said on 22...

Earthquake strikes Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture
Thursday, February 18, 2021 by Japan suffered a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale on 13 February, with the Fukushima Prefecture being one of the most affected by the tremors. The...

Japanese court exonerates government from responsibility for Fukushima disaster
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by A Japanese high court on 21 January ordered Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco), the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP, to pay damages to evacuated residents.

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