IAEA Inspectors Visit Fukushima Nuclear Plantvia NHK World / November 6, 2013 / The International Atomic Energy Agency is sending marine monitoring experts to Japan. They will advise on handling radioactive wastewater leaking into the sea from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

The world nuclear watchdog says two members from its Marine Environment Laboratory in Monaco will stay in Japan from Wednesday through next week.

The experts will visit Fukushima on Thursday and Friday. They’ll test samples of seawater surrounding the plant and analyze them for radioactive materials.

They will also be briefed by relevant Japanese organizations about efforts to monitor seawater around the plant.

The IAEA plans to send another team of experts at the end of November. This group will inspect the decommissioning process of the plant reactors for the second time. The previous inspection was in April.

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano says Japan needs to cooperate with international organizations on the Fukushima plant problems. He says this will help regain the trust of the global community.

Source: NHK World

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By Broc West| 6 Comments | News


  1. We were the 1st & only nuclear power station to ever shut down before it’s NRC approval to operate had expired. The reason is the industry repeatedly lied to to the people of Sacramento. I am convinced if the world is in danger TEPCO will keep it a secret until it is too late. 2 things must be done, 1st:Get U.S.,France, Russia & the entire world involved on the basis of survival. 2nd: Learn the exact location of all TEPCO upper management 24/7 & when they start putting distance away Fukushima, u know they r keeping secrets.

    • Maine Yankee, Yankee Rowe, Haddam Neck and more – there are plenty of reactors that have closed before their license expiry. I fail to see the relevance to Fukushima.

      Radioactivity is impossible to keep secret in any case, but there is absolutely no reason to expect any survival-level issues from the site. The fuel simply does not have the heat production to drive reactions or dispersion.

      • Stated “Radioactivity is impossible to keep secret in any case”
        It is difficult and costly to measure many types of radiation like Plutonium ect.

    • Thank you, Charles. I was there and remember when we shut down Rancho Mistake-O. I’ve been following the situation at Fukushima and all of the cover-ups. One article today showed pictures of the plant when it was new and glossy as though they were current pictures.
      Joan Maredyth

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