On March 11th, 2011 the T?hoku earthquake and resulting tsunami wreaked havoc on Japan. It also resulted in the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl when the tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. RadioactiveShow More Summary
While the world watches anxiously as the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) begins its most dangerous operation yet in the ongoing clean-up of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, large Japanese corporations continue to design and build robots to help go where people cannot. Show More Summary
FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Japan -- On Thursday, I visited the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant for the first time, and it was a bit like seeing the movie after having read the book -- vivid images flooding every space that my imagination hadn’t yet filled. Read full article >>
Here’s what the Fukushima I power nuclear plant complex looked like prior to the natural disasters and explosions. (Source: ad-hoc-news.de.) Before March 2011, if you heard the words “Fukushima Daiichi,” you might wonder if someone had concocted a new sushi roll. Show More Summary
As the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) prepares for the most dangerous phase of decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan's Liberal Democratic party (LDP) is calling for another agency to oversee the process. The party plans to
The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was the most severe accident in the history of mankind. At Unit 1, the fuel rods melted down in about five hours after the earthquake, and molten fuel breached and melted through the reactor pressure vessel. Show More Summary
NHK: Tepco has ordered evacuation of workers from near its sea wall at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. — Hiroko Tabuchi (@HirokoTabuchi) October 25, 2013 Read more...
UPDATE: Tepco Orders Evacuation of Fukushima Power Plant Workers Via RT: Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has ordered the evacuation of workers from near the sea wall at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the earthquake, local NHK reports. Show More Summary
by Alex Balk "Highly radioactive water overflowed barriers into Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, its operating utility said on Monday, after it underestimated how much rain would fall at the plant and failed to pump itShow More Summary
In the latest of a now seemingly endless series of devastating, embarrassing mistakes at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, operating utility Tepco has found that radiation levels in seawater directly adjacent to one of the damaged reactors have hit
It has been reported that six workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been doused with highly radioactive water. While that may be unfortunate it is reason for all of us to be concerned. Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka said repeated mishaps could be a sign of the harsh work environment. [...]
More than two years after the nuclear meltdown, Japan's chief investigators reflect on what crisis leaders should have done differently. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in March 2011, which began after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, was the worst radioactive accident since the explosion at Chernobyl in 1986. Show More Summary
The utility responsible for Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has confirmed yet another leak of carcinogenic, strontium-containing wastewater from storage tanks at the site. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said 110 US gallons
With cleanup from the Fukushima Daiichi plant far behind schedule, this week both Japan’s environment minister, Nobuteru Ishihara, and former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, a popular national figure, spoke out against nuclear power. The post Former Japanese PM And Current Environment Minister Speak Out Against Nuclear Power appeared first on ThinkProgress.
On a tour of the crippled nuclear power plant, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the operators of Fukushima Daiichi to present a timeline for fixing persistent leaks of contaminated water, and suggested that all six reactors at the site scrapped.
Four more leaks have been discovered in the contaminated water tanks inside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) [ja]. The maximum radiation level found was “1,800 millisieverts per hour dose equivalent at 70 micrometer” in the bottom of the tank in B Group H3 Area. So how horrific...
The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power in Japan plant seems only to get worse with time. Company, the nuclear plant‘s embattled operator, detected rising radiation levels in the network of pipes and tanks that contain an alarming large volume of radioactive water. On Monday, Shunichi Tanaka, the head of Japan’s largest nuclear watchdog [...]
Radiation levels at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan are 18 times higher than previously thought. The operator of the Japanese nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said that the radiation, which measures 1,800 millisieverts
Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday said a toxic water leak at the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant has been classified as a level 3 "serious incident" on an international scale. The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said it had made the decision after consulting with the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency, said Juntaro Yamada, a spokesman […]
This week, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) announced that 300 tons of contaminated water has leaked into the ground from a storage tank at its stricken Fukushima Daiichi atomic power plant. This comes on top of last month’s admission...Show More Summary