Tag Archives: decontamination

Fukushima 5 Years Later: “The Fuel Rods Melted Through Containment And Nobody Knows Where They Are Now”

via Zero Hedge / Today (March 11, 2016), Japan marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic and catastrophic meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the northeast coast of Japan, killing 20,000 people. Another 160,000 then fled the radiation i ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 1 Comment | Featured
NRA & TEPCO Agree to Start Frozen Underground Wall at Fukushima No. 1 in Stages

via The Japan Times /  February 15, 2016 / The Nuclear Regulation Authority and Tokyo Electric Power Co. have broadly agreed to start operating the frozen underground wall at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in stages. The agreement, reached Monday, is on the frozen underground wall that offic ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| No Comment | Featured, News
Current State of Post-Accident Operations at Fukushima NPP – July to December 2015

via Citizens Nuclear Information Center / February 2, 2016 / State of the Plant Many of the measuring instruments installed in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) measuring system continue to malfunction as a result of the accident and there is no guarantee of the accuracy ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 4 Comments | Featured, News
Fukushima Daiichi NPS today – 5 Years Since The Disaster Began

via Citizens' Nuclear Information Center / February 2, 2016 / 1) After 5 years, still very little is known about the causes and effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. A whole five years will soon have passed since the severe accident occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 3 Comments | Featured, News
Fukushima: The World’s Never Seen Anything Like This

via CounterPunch.org / September 30, 2015 / The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant No. 2 nuclear reactor fuel is missing from the core containment vessel. (Source: Up to 100% of No. 2 Reactor Fuel May Have Melted, NHK World News, Sept. 25, 2015.) Where did it go? Nobody knows. Not only t ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 34 Comments | Featured
Tokyo Under Fire For Plans To Speed Return Of Fukushima Evacuees

via DW / July 21st, 2015 / In a bid seen by critics as aiming to speed up reconstruction, the Japanese government is preparing to declare sections of the evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant a safe place to live. The ruling coalition led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 14 Comments | Featured, News
Russia to Construct Fukushima Water Decontamination Plant in 2016

via sputniknews.com / July 8, 2015 / Russian experts will begin in early 2016 construction of a demo water treatment plant to decontaminate dangerous radioactive isotopes in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, Atomproekt, the company in charge of the project said Wednesday. Atomproekt, ...

Continue Reading
By Broc West| 12 Comments | Featured, News