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IAEA laboratories analyse treated water from Fukushima Daiichi
20 September, 2022
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Tepco postpones Fukushima debris removal pending adjustments to robot arm
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco) says it will have to delay to late 2023 the removal of melted nuclear fuel debris from the unit 2 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP...

Deadline relaxed for release of treated Fukushima water
Monday, August 15, 2022 by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco) now estimates that tanks containing treated water at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP are likely to reach capacity around the autumn of...

Fukushima officials approve treated water release but seek to minimise “reputational damage”
Thursday, August 04, 2022 by Fukushima Prefecture and the town governments of Futaba and Okuma have given their approval for Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco) to construct the facilities to enable...

Japan approves release of Fukushima water into the sea
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has approved a plan to release treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP into the ocean, the government has said. The water, used...

Japan’s Kishida wants nine nuclear units in operation by winter
Monday, July 18, 2022 by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), told a news conference that he had asked Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Koichi...

Tokyo court orders former Tepco officials to pay damages for Fukushima disaster
Friday, July 15, 2022 by The Tokyo district court has ordered four former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to pay JPY13,000 billion ($95bn) in damages to the operator of the destroyed...

Japan's top court clears government of liability for Fukushima disaster
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 by Japan's highest court has dismissed claims that the government should pay damages in cases involving some 3,700 people seriously affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster...

IAEA releases report water discharge at Fukushima Daiichi
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Task Force established to review Japan’s discharge of treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station have released a...

Jacobs designs robot to tackle Fukushima debris
Friday, May 27, 2022 by US-based Jacobs has designed and built a robotic tool to obtain crucial information about the state of a damaged nuclear power reactor at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan. The remotely...

Jacobs selected by Tepco to support Fukushima clean-up
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 by US-based Jacobs has been selected by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to support decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP damaged by the 2011 earthquake and Tsunami in Japan...

IAEA will monitor treated water discharge at Fukushima
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 by The IAEA is committed to independently monitor the planned discharge of treated water into the sea at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant and will provide regular assessments to...

Japan’s nuclear regulator approves release of treated Fukushima water
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has endorsed a plan to discharge into the sea treated water stored at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi NPP. The plan, which is expected to start...

IAEA releases report on water discharge from Fukushima Daiichi
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Task Force, which is reviewing Japan’s policy to discharge treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi NPP against relevant international...

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.

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