Monthly Archives: June 2014

Impact of Fukushima Groundwater Bypass Eludes TEPCO

via The Japan Times / June 28, 2014 / Tokyo Electric Power Co. can’t confirm whether the groundwater bypass operation at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is working, Tepco officials said. The operation is intended to reduce the tons of radiation-tainted water being generated by the ...

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Fukushima: No End in Sight for Nuclear Meltdown

via / June 27, 2014 / Abby Martin speaks with Paul Gunter on Breaking The Set, reactor oversight director at Beyond Nuclear, discussing the many unanswered questions surrounding the ongoing nuclear crisis at Fukushima Japan, including the construction of a massive underground 'ice wall' an ...

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4700 Bq/L of Tritium Detected from Groundwater Taken from 20-Meter Deep Near Reactor 1/2 Turbine Building

via / June 25, 2014 / The water was drawn from the lower permeable layer 20-meter deep, according to Kyodo News (6/24/2014) from an observation hole newly dug in preparation for monitoring the frozen soil impermeable wall that is to surround the reactor/turbine buildings of Re ...

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Shareholders Demand Shutdown At TEPCO Annual Meeting

via / June 26, 2014 / Furious shareholders of the company that runs Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power station have joined campaigners to demand the permanent closure of the utility's atomic plants as it held its annual meeting. Dozens of demonstrators with loud speakers and ...

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Fukushima Damage Finally to Be Probed

via / June 25, 2014 / Three years ago, on March 11, 2011, a catastrophic failure at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant occurred. Three out of the six nuclear reactors in the plant melted down when the area was hit by a tsunami, which occurred as an after-effect of an earthq ...

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TEPCO: Contamination Could Spread In Deep Water

via NHK World / June 25, 2014 / The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has found that radioactive water can now easily spread in a deep layer of groundwater. It says it will speed up construction work on a barrier aimed at preventing contaminated water from leaking into the ocean. ...

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Japan To Be Nuclear Free This Summer For First Time Since 2011

via The Asahi Shimbun / June 25, 2014 / Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s delayed application for safety screenings of two reactors means Japan will be without nuclear energy this summer for the first time since the Fukushima nuclear accident started in March 2011. The utility on June 24 submit ...

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