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  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    This week, Tokyo Electric Power Co. began operating a system that will allow groundwater to bypass damaged reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. The Japanese utility also announced an estimate of the amount of solid waste it will need to handle by 2027. Recent news related to the nuclear plant blacked out following...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    A United Nations study released this week found no radiation-caused illnesses in Japan related to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. While elsewhere in the country, a municipality raised a court challenge to block completion of a new nuclear plant in Aomori Prefecture. Recent developments related to...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    A commercial fishing organization this week backed the discharge of groundwater accumulating at Fukushima Daiichi, while a government ministry concluded that Tokyo Electric Power Co. underestimated worker doses early in the crisis there. Recent developments related to the plant blacked out and severely...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    A water purification system at Fukushima Daiichi was taken offline this week after it contaminated 21 tanks holding previously treated water. Recent developments at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant blacked out and severely damaged three years ago include: ALPS System Malfunctions Engineers shut down...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Tuesday marked three years since the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The natural disaster killed at least 15,880 people and forced another 315,000 to evacuate. It also cut off power to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and flooded its diesel generators, beginning a cascade of failures...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Technology to measure infant radiation doses and to better enable cleanup activities at Fukushima Daiichi highlighted the news from Japan last week. While in Tokyo, protests formed last weekend following the news that Tokyo Electric Power Co. managers and government officials would not be prosecuted...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. briefly suspended fuel removal at Fukushima Daiichi unit 4 this week when its spent fuel cooling system went offline for several hours. Meanwhile, Japanese politicians are considering an energy plan that keeps nuclear power in the mix; and an evacuation order lifted for the first...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Workers found a significant spill from a tank holding radioactive water at Fukushima Daiichi this week, while TEPCO pledged to reduce the levels of ambient radiation caused by the sheer number of similar tanks on site. Recent developments at the severely damaged nuclear plant in Japan include: Contaminated...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Regulators expressed their frustration this week over incorrect radiation measurements at Fukushima Daiichi, while Tokyo Electric Power Co. also contended with cracked concrete near water tanks at the plant. Recent news related to the Japanese nuclear plant blacked out following the 2011 earthquake and...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    An order to cut worker doses at Fukushima Daiichi unit 4 and a request to release plant groundwater into the sea highlighted the news from Japan this week. Developments related to the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant severely damaged following Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami include: NRA to TEPCO...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. came closer to identifying the source of water leaking from Fukushima Daiichi unit 3 this week, while work began on a new system to isolate groundwater at the plant and a lawsuit emerged challenging the companies that designed the damaged reactors. Recent developments at the...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. has identified a water leak from the containment vessel of unit 3 at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, and elsewhere at the site a worker was exposed to a small internal dose of radiation. Recent developments related to the reactors severely damaged following Japan's 2011...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    The Japanese government approved a new business plan for Tokyo Electric Power Co. this week, while a town near the company's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant announced it would reestablished itself as a center for cleanup work. Recent developments related to the reactors blacked out following...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    The owners of a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Japan have applied to restart its construction in accordance with post-Fukushima safety regulations. Tokyo Electric Power Co., meanwhile, hired a new director this week. Recent news related to the TEPCO plant severely damaged following Japan's 2011...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Another earthquake in eastern Japan and a damaged spent fuel assembly at unit 4 highlighted the recent news from Fukushima Daiichi. Developments related to the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant severely damaged following Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami include: Plant Safe After Small Quake On Tuesday...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. formalized its plans to decommission the two functional reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, while a new report shed additional light on efforts to cool damaged units early in the crisis. Recent news related to the TEPCO plant severely damaged following Japan's...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    A remote inspection inside Fukushima Daiichi unit 1 this week showed that its walls appear to be structurally sound. Meanwhile, the Japanese government is reportedly setting aside money to create intermediate storage sites for radioactive waste generated during the cleanup of Fukushima Prefecture. Recent...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    This week, international and Japanese authorities recommended releasing tritiated water at Fukushima Daiichi, while rising contamination levels in a well brought mixed news on efforts to control untreated water at the plant. Recent developments related to the Tokyo Electric Power Co. reactors blacked...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Fuel assembly removal from the Fukushima Daiichi unit 4 spent fuel pool proceeded smoothly this week, while Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced it will decommission two Fukushima reactors left largely undamaged in the 2011 crisis. This week's news related to the TEPCO nuclear plant includes: First...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Fruitful leak inspections of the unit 1 torus and a promise to improve working conditions highlighted the recent news from Fukushima Daiichi. Developments related to the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant blacked out following Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami include: Reactor Leaks Identified For...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    All eyes remain on unit 4 at Fukushima Daiichi as Tokyo Electric Power Co. prepares to remove fuel assemblies from its damaged reactor building. Meanwhile, the International Atomic Energy Agency has begun monitoring the analysis of nearby sea water, and the Japanese government announced it will become...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    The impending fuel removal at Fukushima Daiichi unit 4 and a visit from the U.S. energy secretary highlighted the headlines from Japan this week. Recent developments related to the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant severely damaged following Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami include: Government OKs...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    The aftermath of a recent tsunami continued to drive much of the news from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant last week, while the Japanese government announced long delays in the cleanup of surrounding towns. Developments at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant blacked out by the 2011 earthquake and...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant weathered a typhoon this week, while its owner Tokyo Electric Power Co. promised to hire more workers at the site and nuclear utilities around Japan suggested they would likely not be ready to restart their reactors by the end of the year. Recent developments related...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

    Six workers were exposed to contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi this week, while the site also experienced an interruption to its electrical supply and slightly elevated levels of cesium were detected in ocean water near the plant. Recent developments related to the Tokyo Electric Power Co. reactors...