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  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Additional water treatment equipment at Fukushima Daiichi, a judgment against Tokyo Electric Power Co. and low-level waste storage highlighted the news from Japan this week. Recent developments related to the TEPCO nuclear plant severely damaged in 2011 include: Plant Readies Additional ALPS Capacity...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    A change in strategy to freeze tunnels at Fukushima Daiichi, a lifted evacuation order and potential price support for nuclear power made headlines in Japan this week. Recent stories related to the Tokyo Electric Power Co. reactors severely damaged following Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami include...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. this week announced measures that bring it closer to preventing contaminated groundwater at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant from reaching the sea. Recent developments at the facility blacked out following Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami include: Reactor Subdrains...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    This week, Tokyo Electric Power Co. released an analysis of several unanswered questions raised by the cascade of events in March of 2011 that destroyed four reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. Among its conclusions: Core Damage More Extensive in Unit 3 Where previous estimates...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Notable headlines from Japan this week touched on the start of a water treatment system at Fukushima Daiichi, potential indictments for Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives and a delayed restart at an idled nuclear plant. Developments related to the reactors severely damaged in 2011 include: ALPS System...
  • Blog Post: Kurion Sends Mobile Water Treatment System to Fukushima (With Photos)

    The owner of the severely damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has turned to a U.S. company for a mobile system to reduce radioactive contamination in 400,000 metric tons of water. Groundwater seeping into plant buildings has accumulated at a rate of 400 metric tons per day, leaving Tokyo Electric...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. this week outlined additional measures to freeze contaminated water in tunnels at Fukushima Daiichi and also released an estimate of airborne contamination released during cleanup efforts last year. Recent developments related to the nuclear plant severely damaged following Japan's...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    The last week in Japan brought approval of a restart for the first of the country's idled reactors, while at Fukushima Daiichi, Tokyo Electric Power Co. dealt with a small fire and a 6.8 magnitude earthquake. Recent news related to the TEPCO plant blacked out in 2011 includes: Sendai Nuclear Plant...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    The brief suspension of spent fuel cooling at unit 5, delayed efforts to block contaminated water in a tunnel, and a typhoon highlighted the news from Fukushima Daiichi this week. Developments related to the Japanese nuclear plant severely damaged in 2011 include: SFP Cooling Interrupted at Unit 5 On...
  • Blog Post: Nuclear Power Industry Opens Memphis Emergency Center

    All of America's power reactors can now access supplemental emergency equipment within 24 hours from centers set up as part of the industry's response to the Fukushima Daiichi accidents in Japan. On Friday, a response center in Memphis, Tenn., joined a similar facility that opened last month...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    The restart of the ALPS water treatment system and a new estimate of when areas directly around Fukushima Daiichi will be habitable again highlighted the news from Japan this week. Recent developments related to the Tokyo Electric Power Co. nuclear plant severely damaged in 2011 include: Upgraded ALPS...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Two reactors in Japan's idled nuclear fleet initiated safety inspections this week, while Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced a change in its plan to move fuel from Fukushima Daiichi unit 4. Recent developments related to the Japanese nuclear plant severely damaged in 2011 include: Inspection Process...
  • Blog Post: Former Leader of Hanford Cleanup to Head Kurion Fukushima Project

    The former manager of the Hanford site's Richland Operations Office has joined Kurion to guide its deployment of a waste processing system at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the company announced Monday. Next month, Matthew McCormick will begin work as the project director for Kurion's provision...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. will use a new robot to begin decontaminating the walls of Fukushima Daiichi unit 2, while the Japanese government announced plans for a new city to house workers involved in cleanup and decommissioning at the damaged nuclear plant. Recent developments related to the TEPCO reactors...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Government inspectors fled Fukushima Daiichi early in the crisis, according to a recently publicized government interview, more of which may come to light as Tokyo Electric Power Co. shareholders demand further disclosure. Developments in Japan this week related to the TEPCO nuclear plant severely damaged...
  • Blog Post: Video Offers Look Inside New Nuclear Power Emergency Center

    The first of two new emergency response centers recently opened to house equipment that can be dispatched in the event of an accident at a nuclear plant. The U.S. nuclear power industry funded the $40 million facility near Phoenix as part of its response to the beyond-design-basis accidents that overwhelmed...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    A newly discovered water leak at unit 1 and the approval of an ice wall to redirect groundwater were among the developments of note at Fukushima Daiichi this week. Recent news related to the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant severely damaged following Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami includes: Leak...
  • Blog Post: Nuclear Utilities Open Emergency Response Center in Phoenix

    As part of industry-led safety enhancements following the Fukushima Daiichi accidents, U.S. nuclear utilities opened a new emergency response center in Phoenix this week. It provides a centralized location to store safety equipment like backup generators, spare pumps, couplings and hoses in the event...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    A court ruling against restarting a Japanese nuclear plant and the disclosure that most employees briefly evacuated Fukushima Daiichi at the height of the crisis were among the headlines from Japan this week. Recent developments related to the Tokyo Electric Power Co. reactors severely damaged in 2011...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. has identified a leak within Fukushima Daiichi unit 3, one of its reactors severely damaged following Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami. News of note in the last week related to the nuclear accident includes: Leak Found in Unit 4 MSIV Equipment TEPCO announced Thursday...
  • Blog Post: NRC Orders New Earthquake Risk Analyses at 21 Nuclear Plants

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday released a preliminary list of nuclear plants that will require detailed seismic analyses as part of the agency's response to the Fukushima Daiichi accidents in Japan. The NRC said it has prioritized analyses at 21 plants in the central and eastern U.S...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    An employee lawsuit and an investigation into a water storage mistake were among the headlines in Japan this week. Recent news related to Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s severely damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant includes: Worker Sues Over Radiation Exposure In what is likely the first instance...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    This week Tokyo Electric Power Co. reported its first yearly profit since the accidents at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, where a former head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently called for more research into a plan to block ground water using frozen soil. Developments related to...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Tritium in groundwater, debris removal at unit 3 and more operational issues with the ALPS decontamination system highlighted the news from Fukushima this week. Recent developments related to the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant blacked out by Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami include: Elevated Tritium...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    More leaks and storage mishaps involving contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi drew a rebuke from Japanese regulators this week. Recent developments at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant blacked out following Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami include: Water Overflows from ALPS Tank About 1 metric...