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More problems for Fukushima ice wall
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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...

Japan marks fifth anniversary of tsunami and nuclear disaster
Friday, March 11, 2016 by On the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, Japan’s emperor has led tributes to the 19,000 people who died in the earthquake and tsunami which triggered the...

Fukushima clean-up faces labour shortage
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 by Five years after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, a large number of companies are involved with the decommissioning of reactors at the plant. However, half of the firms that responded to...

Fukushima melted fuel still an unknown
Friday, March 04, 2016 by Naohiro Masuda, the Chief Decommissioning Officer of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi NPP, said on 2 March that operators have yet to locate where the melted nuclear fuel has gone, five...

Fukushima accident still under scrutiny
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 by A new report by the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) - 'Five years after the Fukushima-Daiichi accident: nuclear safety improvements and lessons learnt' – says experience during...

Two more units restart in Japan
Monday, February 29, 2016 by Unit 3 at Japan’s Takahama NPP in Fukui prefecture resumed commercial operation on 26 February, making it the third reactor in Japan to return to service since new safety and...

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