Japan Approves Third Nuclear Plant For Restart

via Reuters / May 20, 2015 / Japan's nuclear regulator signed off on the basic safety of a reactor at a third nuclear plant on Wednesday, as the country inches toward rebooting its atomic industry more than four years after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The decision will be a boost for operator ...

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Pressure Relief System Failed at Reactor #2 After Disaster, TEPCO Reveals

via RT.com / May 21, 2015 / The latest report by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has shed more light on the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, revealing a failure in one of the reactors' pressure relief systems. The new report looks into data discovered by a robot that ventured into the Fuk ...

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Japan Takes South Korea To WTO Over Fukushima-related Food Import Restrictions

via Reuters / May 21, 2015 / Japan launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge South Korea's import bans and additional testing requirements for Japanese food after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. South Korea expressed regret at Japan’s action and ...

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Risk of Hydrogen Explosion From Leaking Containers At Fukushima

by Hiromi Kumai / Asahi Shimbun / May 23, 2015 / Inspections of containers holding contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant found that at least 10 percent have leaks, which could trigger a hydrogen explosion. Tokyo Electric Power Co., the plant’s operator, reported i ...

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TEPCO To Sell Large Portion Of Uranium Reserves

via Enformable.com / May 19, 2015 / Tokyo Electric Power Company has not used any uranium to produce electricity since the March 11th, 2011 nuclear disaster.  None of the reactors owned by TEPCO have been restarted and remain offline. The utility has been struggling to stay ahead of the mount ...

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Majority of Fukushima Evacuees Have Family Members With Health Problems

by Keisuke Sato / The Asahi Shimbun /  May 19, 2015 / Nearly 70 percent of evacuees from areas around the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have family members complaining of physical or mental problems, a recent survey showed. Released by the Fukushima prefectural government, ...

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TEPCO May Need to Dump Fukushima Water Into Sea, UN Says

via bloomberg.com / May 15, 2015 / Tokyo Electric Power Co. should consider discharging water contaminated by the Fukushima Daiichi reactor meltdowns into the Pacific Ocean, the International Atomic Energy Agency said. More than four years after the nuclear power-plant disaster in Japan, the Uni ...

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