Taiwan To Check Waste Shipments From Japan For Radiation

via japantimes.com / November 5, 2014 / Taiwan will conduct radiation checks on some types of container cargo arriving from Japan, the island’s legislature said on Wednesday. The body’s Finance Committee ruled that waste materials such as plastic, scrap metal and paper must be checked with ...

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All Spent Fuel Removed From Fukushima No.4 Reactor

from NHK World / November 5, 2014 / Workers have finished removing highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel from one of the reactor buildings at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant. The No.4 reactor had no nuclear fuel when the plant was hit by a massive quake and tsunami in March 2011. But ther ...

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Abe Bereft of Reasons to Continue Nuclear Recycling Program – Analysis

via Asahi Shimbun / November 3, 2014 / The main components of the government’s nuclear fuel recycling project have all been sidelined. But the program was already in a state of collapse even before the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster led to a shift in Japan’s energy policy. After ...

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Video: Fukushima Unit 3 Refueling Floor Inspection (2014)

via simplyinfo.org / November 4, 2014 / Drone footage taken of the Unit 3 refueling floor.

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Storage Site For Radioactive Debris Near Fukushima No. 1 Is One Step Closer

via japantimes.com / November 4, 2014 / The Lower House on Tuesday approved a bill for the construction of temporary storage facilities for radioactive waste on land near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The bill is expected to be enacted during the current extraordinary session of ...

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Japanese Grant For Tritium Removal Technology

via world-nuclear-news.org / November 4, 2014 / Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has awarded US-based waste management specialist Kurion a JPY 1 billion ($10 million) grant to demonstrate technology to remove tritium from contaminated water for possible deployment at Fukushi ...

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Video: Understanding The Accident of Fukushima Daiichi

via ISRN.fr / A  video explaining in simple terms how the Fukushima nuclear crisis unfolded on March 11, 2011. Video created in 2012.

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