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Japan postpones decision on release of Fukushima water
Japan has deferred a decision to release treated radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant site into the sea, in face of strong opposition from fishermen.
International study finds plutonium particles were released during Fukushima accident
Researchers have found that small amounts of plutonium were included inside cesium-rich microparticles (CsMPs) emitted during the Fukushima Daiichi accident in 2011.
Tepco reports on fuel removal and contaminated water disposal
Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) estimates that JPY1370 billion or $12.6 billion will be required over the next 12 years to remove melted nuclear fuel from reactors at the...
Fukushima evacuees permitted to return to parts of Futuba
Japan's government on 4 March partially lifted an entry ban for Futuba, the last town that had been off-limits due to radiation since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.
Leaks found in the Fukushima ice wall
Coolant has been found leaking at four locations from pipes in the underground wall of frozen soil surrounding reactor buildings at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.
Fukushima decommissioning plans revised
Japan on December 27 revised the road map for decommissioning the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, further delaying removal of thousands of used fuel assemblies that...
Study looks at effectiveness of Fukushima decontamination
Following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in March 2011, the Japanese authorities carried out major decontamination works in the affected area, covering more than...
Fuel debris removal to begin at Fukushima Daiichi unit 2
Japan’s government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) have released a draft plan to revise the road map for decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Orano strengthens cooperation with Tepco for Fukushima decommissioning
France's Orano Group announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to strengthen their cooperation on the decommissioning...
Japanese court finds officials not guilty of negligence over Fukushima
Japan’s Tokyo District Court on 19 September ruled that three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
Fukushima water tanks will be full by 2022
By the summer of 2022, storage tanks holding processed contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP site will become completely full, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco)....
More water problems for Fukushima
Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on 13 May temporarily halted the injection of water into the damaged reactor at Fukushima Daiichi unit 2 to obtain data on how the temperature...
Melted fuel photographed at Fukushima
Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on 13 February released photos of fuel debris within the primary containment vessel (PCV) of unit 2 at Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi NPP....
Russia’s NIIAR to simulate the behaviour of Fukushima molten core material
Scientists at Russia’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR, part of the scientific division of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) will spend the next several months...
Tepco to build new seawall at Fukushim
Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has announced that it will build a 600-metre-long seawall to strengthen protection against tsunami at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Tepco to survey debris at Fukushima Daiichi 2
Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) is planning to survey melted fuel debris at unit 2 of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant by the end of March 2019 to explore ways for...
More compensation for Fukushima evacuees
Japan’s Kyoto District Court on 15 March ordered the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to pay JPY110m ($1m) in damages to 110 of 174 plaintiffs evacuated from the...
Fukushima fallout found in particulate form
Uranium and other radioactive materials, including caesium and technetium, have been found in tiny particles released from Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the...
UK drone to be deployed at Fukushima
The UK-developed Remote Intelligence Survey Equipment for Radiation (RISER) is to be deployed to measure radiation levels inside damaged reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.