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Hurricane Irma poses toughest test for US nuclear industry since Fukushima

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Hurricane Irma will pose the toughest test yet for U.S. nuclear power plants since reactors strengthened their defenses against natural disasters following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan in 2011. Irma was on course to hit South Florida early on Sunday as a Category 4 storm, packing...

A Robot Captured Photos Of What Might Be Melted Nuclear Fuel Inside Fukushima's Reactor No. 3

One of the several brave robots to make one-way trips into Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant's severely damaged reactors has accomplished what its less fortunate compatriots did not, sending back photos of what appears to be melted nuclear fuel from the interior of the ruined facility. More »      

Japan powers another nuclear reactor after Fukushima

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

More than six years after the devastating meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant, the country powered up another nuclear reactor. Operators at Kansai Electric Power (KEPCO) restarted the No. 4 reactor at the Takahama nuclear plant Wednesday, following a court ruling in March approving...

Evacuation zone around Fukushima nuclear power plant reduced

6 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Japanese government Friday eased evacuation orders for towns not seriously contaminated by the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. The government lifted evacuation orders for parts of Kawamata, Namie and Iitate, Kyodo News reported. The order also frees a large part of Tomioka...

Residents Are Returning to Japan’s Nuclear Ghost Towns

On March 11, 2011, residents of the many towns surrounding the critically-injured Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant had to evacuate their homes and businesses with little to no warning due to the danger of radiation spewing from the meltdown of the plant’s crippled reactors. Some of those...

6 Years After Fukushima Disaster, Many Japanese Have Lost Faith In Nuclear Power

Six years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011, but Japan is still dealing with its impacts. Decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant poses unprecedented technical challenges 6 Years After...Show More Summary

Tepco denies it plans to scrap reactor at plant close to crippled Fukushima site

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings on Friday denied a media report that it was set to decommission a nuclear reactor that suffered only minor damage compared with the nearby Fukushima Daiichi plant that was wrecked after a massive quake in 2011.

Six years later, Japan is still struggling to clean up Fukushima

6 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Six years after the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown, officials are still seeking ways to deal with the huge amount of hazardous waste being generated at the nuclear power plant. Tokyo-based journalist James Simms has been covering the Fukushima cleanup since shortly after the effort was crippled by a...

Unexplained Spike In Fukushima Radiation Hits Deadly Level

Japan Times has reported that radiation levels inside the doomed Fukushima Daiichi No. 1 nuclear power plant have unexpectedly soared to lethal levels, and scientists can’t explain why. Just six hours after the tsunami, radiation levels peaked at 73 sieverts per hour. Now, radiation levels in the...

'Unimaginable' Radiation Level Found at Fukushima

Radiation levels inside a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station are at their highest since the plant suffered a triple meltdown almost six years ago. The facility's operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said...Show More Summary

Tepco finds possible nuclear fuel debris below Fukushima reactor: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power has found possible nuclear fuel debris below the No.2 reactor at Fukushima Daiichi, the power plant hit by meltdowns after the 2011 tsunami, public broadcaster NHK reported on Monday.

New Quake Tests Resilience, and Faith, in Japan’s Nuclear Plants

10 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The 7.4-magnitude tremor prompted some fearful memories, but the Fukushima Daini and Daiichi power stations seemed to respond well.

Fukushima nuclear clean-up may rise to several billion dollars a year: government

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.

Impact of the Fukushima accident on marine life, five years later

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

Impact of the Fukushima accident on marine life, five years later

(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

Japan’s ‘Hail Mary’ at Fukushima Daiichi: An Underground Ice Wall

last yearNews : NYTimes: News

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.

TEPCO’s Plan to Freeze Soil at Fukushima Site to Curb Contamination Failing

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.

For the record

  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.

Pacific Ocean headed for normal radiation levels five years on from Fukushima

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

General Motors Embraces Supply Chain Resiliency

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 [...]

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