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  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Update With IAEA Video Clip

    United Nations inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency released preliminary findings from its latest inspection of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant this week, the same week, near the anniversary of the March 2011 disaster, that Japan was hit with a significant earthquake...
  • Blog Post: TEPCO President Links Nuclear Restart To Profits

    The president of the Tokyo Electric Power Company said that the company was at a crossroads, requiring its first rate hike since 2012 unless it was allowed to restart the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station, which is one of the world's largest nuclear power plants. TEPCO President Naomi Hirose...
  • Blog Post: Japan's Nuclear Regulator Endorses Restart Of Takahama Reactors

    Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority on Thursday endorsed the restart of two more nuclear reactors, the third and fourth to get a regulatory blessing since the country closed down its 48 reactors in the aftermath of the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. Kansai Electric...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Team At Fukushima Daiichi To Focus On Toxic Water

    The head of a United Nations team inspecting the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in eastern Japan said that the issue of toxic water build up at the crippled plant was a top concern for TEPCO's decommissioning and cleanup effort. Juan Carlos Lentijo said that TEPCO (the Tokyo Electric Power...
  • Blog Post: Sources Name June As Target For Japan's Nuclear Restart At Sendai

    A Kyushu Electric Power Company official told Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority that paperwork required for the restart of the mothballed Sendai nuclear power station would be completed by the end of March, while others named June as the target for a restart of the mothballed facility. At an...
  • Blog Post: Convention On Nuclear Safety Likely To Bark About Tougher Safety Standards

    A compromise proposal for the Convention on Nuclear Safety's February conference puts tougher safety initiatives in the form of a declaration or a statement, rather than a mandated amendment to the convention's treaty. With opposition to an amendment coming from the United States and Russia...
  • Blog Post: TEPCO Says Water Clean Up Is Two Months Behind Schedule

    Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said it will need until the end of May to detoxify thousands of tons of water that continues to become contaminated as it seeps into basements areas of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station that was devastated by an 8.9-magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011...
  • Blog Post: Prosecutors In Japan Decline To Indict Three Top TEPCO Executives

    Prosecutors in Japan have passed for a second time on the option of indicting former executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for falling short on safety obligations made evident when an earthquake and tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant almost four years ago. ...
  • Blog Post: Fall Kills Worker At Fukushima Daiichi; Clean Up Crew At 7,000 Strong

    A worker at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant died Tuesday after falling more than 30 feet into an empty water tank just a week after labor regulators in Japan warned the Tokyo Electric Power Company about an increase in accidents at the cleanup site. Safety issues at the devastated plant...
  • Blog Post: Kurion To Develop Robot For Fukushima Daiichi Clean Up

    Japanese industrial IHI Corporation, working for the Tokyo Electric Power Company, has turned to California-based radioactive waste innovator Kurion to develop a robot that will be used in clean- up work at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. The new machine, to be named after the power plant for which...
  • Blog Post: TEPCO Reaches Cleanup Milestone at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4

    [Updated] Cleanup crews at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan reached a post-disaster milestone over the weekend, as the Tokyo Electric Power Company said it had removed all the radioactive fuel from the plant's Unit 4 reactor building. There have been a total of 1...
  • Blog Post: TEPCO Contracts Second Kurion At-Tank Water Purification System

    U.S. radioactive waste management company Kurion Inc. said it had received a contract for deployment of a second Kurion Mobile Processing System to assist clean up efforts at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, based on the performance of the first at-tank system at the site, which has...
  • Blog Post: Woods Hole Says Fukushima Radioactivity Found in Minute Amounts Near USA

    As workers removed a second canopy panel covering the reactor No. 1 building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan Monday, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announced that radioactivity from the plant had been found in trace amounts in water samples taken 100 miles off the coast...
  • Blog Post: Last Government Hurdles Fall for Sendai Plant Restart

    Kagoshima assembly members and the local governor both approved the restart of two shuttered Sendai nuclear reactors on Friday, eliminating the last government hurdles to returning the plant in southern Japan to operational status. NDTV reported that the assembly's approval followed a green light...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Notches Cleanup Milestone

    Fukushima Daiichi operator TEPCO said Wednesday that it had completed the task of removing 400 metric tons of spent fuel from the plant's Unit 4 storage pool that was among the most threatening aspects of the catastrophic events of March 2011, when the six-reactor nuclear plant was rocked by an earthquake...
  • Blog Post: Japan Conducts Nuclear Plant Stress Test

    Without any nuclear power being produced in Japan, thousands of residents and government officials, all the way up to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, took part in a simulated nuclear plant emergency drill Sunday and Monday. The drill simulated a severe emergency that began at 8:30 AM on Sunday with a hypothetical...
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  • Blog Post: Westinghouse Electric Awarded Safety Enhancement Contract for Ukraine's Zaporizhia

    Westinghouse Electric Company said Thursday that it had been awarded a contract with the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine to engineer, design and install passive hydrogen control systems for two of six VVER-1000 reactor units at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant. The passive...
  • Blog Post: Sendai One Step Closer As Japan's First Restart

    Japan is a step closer toward a nuclear power restart as 19 of 26 Satsumasendai assembly members voted to approve switching on the Sendai nuclear power plant despite protests from anti-nuclear groups. Satsumasendai is a city with 100,000 residents in the Kagoshima prefecture about 600 miles southwest...
  • Blog Post: Top Volcano Expert Contradicts Japanese NRA on Safety Assessment

    The deadliest volcanic eruption in Japan since 1902, the Sept. 27 phreatic event at Mt. Ontake, has raised concerns that the country's two Sendai reactors may not be safe for restarts. On Friday, Toshitsugu Fujii, professor emeritus of volcanology at the University of Tokyo and the head of a government...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Developments in Japan this week related to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant severely damaged in 2011 include a partnership with the organization cleaning up the UK's Sellafield site, results from remote inspections of unit 2 and a debate about volcano hazards near restarting plants. Sellafield...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Plans to clear debris at Fukushima Daiichi unit 1, new radiation measuring technology and a large anti-nuclear protest were among the developments of note this week in Japan. Recent news related to Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s reactors severely damaged in 2011 includes: Debris Removal Slated for Next...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Falling levels of seawater contamination and testing for a new water treatment system at Fukushima Daiichi highlighted the news from Japan this week. Recent developments related to the Tokyo Electric Power Co. reactors severely damaged in 2011 include: Seawater Radiation Continues to Fall The level of...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Recently released testimony from the former plant manager at Fukushima Daiichi made headlines in Japan this week, while Japanese regulators moved a step closer to allowing idled reactors to restart. Recent developments related to the plant blacked out following Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Debris dropped into a spent fuel pool at unit 3, additional cement for the floor of a manmade harbor, and the likely closure of a reactor elsewhere in Japan were among the headlines this week related to the damaged reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. Recent developments at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. nuclear...