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...
The head of Tokyo Electric Power Company, Tepco, decomissioning and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan spoke about the task of radioactive containment at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
March 11, 2016 marks five years since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. In the last five years, researchers all over the world have been conducting substantial studies to find out the effect on the environment, human bodies, and our society. Show More Summary
Jeff Archie 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. has absorbed lessons learned from the accident to make safe nuclear plants even safer. Show More Summary
Michael Pacilio 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
Three former executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. were indicted Monday on charges of failing to take measures to prevent the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, the Tokyo prosecutor’s office announced. The accident resulted in a triple meltdown that displaced...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives were indicted on Monday for failing to take safety measures to prevent the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011, a Tokyo District Court official s...
Veolia, the Paris-based waste and water giant, has bought Kurion, a nuclear waste cleanup firm based in California, for $350 million. Kurion was involved in stabilizing Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which failed after the 2011 tsunami. Veolia says the acquisition rounds out its nuclear cleanup services and it is now able to provide […]
Four years after Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster that led to major releases of radioactivity to environment, questions still remain regarding the original sources of radioactive contamination.