Fukushima Damage Finally to Be Probed

via guardianlv.com / 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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ALPS system brought back online at Fukushima Daiichi

via Enformable.com / June 23, 2014 / Tokyo Electric announced that it has resumed full operation of the ALPS system used to decontaminated radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The ALPS system is designed to process up to 750 tons of radioactive water per day when ope ...

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Environment Minister visits Fukushima in latest apology over cash-for-storage gaffe

via The Japan Times / June 23, 2014 / Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara on Monday apologized again for making a remark suggesting that the issue of where to store contaminated soil from the damaged Fukushima No. 1 power plant was a matter of handing out money. This time Ishihara made the ...

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TEPCO to transfer unused fuel rods to new location

via NHK World / June 19, 2014 / The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant will alter its plan to transfer the fuel rods from the number 4 damaged reactor building. Some fuel rods will be stored at a new location in the plant. Tokyo Electric Power Company says it will apply for appro ...

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Fukushima ‘ice wall’ looking more like a dirt Slurpee

By Gregg Levine / Al Jazeera / June 18, 2014 / Skeptics of the plan to build a massive ice wall around Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility didn’t have to wait particularly long for their first “I told you so.” TEPCO, the nominal operator of the battered plant, announc ...

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