The 7.4-magnitude tremor prompted some fearful memories, but the Fukushima Daini and Daiichi power stations seemed to respond well.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The cost of cleaning up Tokyo Electric Power's wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may rise to several billion dollars a year, the Japanese government said on Tuesday, adding that it would look into a possible separation of the nuclear business from the utility.
Five years ago, the largest single release of human-made radioactive discharge to the marine environment resulted from an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. Approximately 80 percent of the fallout happened over the Pacific Ocean. Show More Summary
(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) Five years ago, the largest single release of human-made radioactive discharge to the marine environment resulted from an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. Show More Summary
The project is designed to keep water out of the damaged reactor buildings at the nuclear power plant, and radioactive water from reaching the Pacific. Critics say it may not work.
Tokyo Electric Power Company’s initiative to create a frozen soil barrier around Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to prevent the groundwater from becoming contaminated with radioactive materials has not shown any success, the Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority's expert panel member said.
Japan citizen scientists: In the July 27 Section A, an article about Japanese citizen scientists tracking nuclear data referred to an eco-farm retreat as being 20 miles southeast of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. The retreat is 20 miles northwest of the plant.
It's already been more than five years since three reactors melted down at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, but the consequences of the disaster will linger for a while yet. Those monitoring the situation have receivedShow More Summary
The tsunami of 2011, which triggered the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, was a wakeup call for General Motors (GM). GM learned that their business continuity plans at the plants were too “tactical.” Supply chain risk management has become a hot topic in recent years. It was also [...]
Water tanks crowding the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant site. Source: Getty. Here’s the problem in a nutshell—or rather a thimbleful—facing the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. There are over 1,100 large steel tanks brimming with filtered water—except for a low [...]
A control room at the Fukushima plant before the disaster. (Photo: kawamoto takuo/CC BY 2.0) The nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was over five years ago, but Japan is still dealing with the aftermath. And...Show More Summary
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), starts work on freezing the protective wall that will prevent contaminated ground water from leaking into the ocean on Thursday.
The nuclear regulator in Japan has OK’d the use of a frozen wall of soil to prevent water entering the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Just a little over 5 years ago, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant sufferedShow More Summary
Five years have passed since a massive tsunami washed over the seawall around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, sending three reactors and a whole nation into meltdown. The event claimed the lives of 15,891 people and around...Show More Summary
Despite the tens to hundreds of billions of dollars that have been spent by governments and nuclear plant operators in the wake of three core melt events at the six-unit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, the most useful lessons available from the experience remain unlearned. Show More Summary
The plant after multiple meltdowns. (Photo: Digital Globe/CC-BY-SA-3.0) Not even robots can survive a nuclear disaster, it seems. Five years after a 30-foot tsunami wave crashed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, authorities...Show More Summary
About 30 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, 130 cats and three dogs live in a drafty old bed-and-breakfast. Cluttered but surprisingly calm, the Nyander Guard animal shelter was created in the aftermath of the March 2011 nuclear disaster here. As residents fled their homes, an...
David Heacock This week is the fifth anniversary of the accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. To mark the event, we'll be sharing observations from leaders around the nuclear energy industry all week long on how the U.S....Show More Summary
The Japanese atomic industry did not learn its lessons from the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, a senior nuclear specialist at Greenpeace Germany told Sputnik on Friday.
By day, this town bustles. Trucks rumble through, carrying equipment to the nearby Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. A temporary supermarket has sprung up to cater to workers employed in the massive cleanup job at the plant; a ramen stand dispenses steaming noodles near City Hall. But a different...