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  • 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...
  • 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...