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Fukushima Unit-1 Muon Scan Results: No Fuel In Reactor Vessel

via Daily Kos / March 19, 2015 / "Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, destroyed 4 years ago in explosions and meltdowns triggered by an earthquake and tsunami, won't be truly safe until engineers can remove the reactors' nuclear fuel. But first, they have to find it." So begins an ...

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Fukushima £11bn cleanup progresses, but there is no cause for optimism

via The Guardian / November 14, 2014 / The man in charge of cleaning up the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has admitted there is little cause for optimism while thousands of workers continue their battle to contain huge quantities of radioactive water. The water problem is so se ...

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Fukushima Groundwater Bypass Operation Ineffective: TEPCO

via Japan Times / August 26, 2014 / A groundwater bypassing operation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has yet to produce significant results in preventing groundwater from flowing into the basements of reactor buildings, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. By last Thursday, about three months ...

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TEPCO’s Groundwater Bypass Showing Limited Effects

via NHK World / July 25, 2014 / Work to pump up groundwater to keep it from flowing into the contaminated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is apparently having limited effects. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, reported the results of the operation so far at a meeting of ex ...

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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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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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TEPCO begins pumping groundwater into Pacific

By Justin McCurry / theguardian.com / May 21, 2014 / The operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has started pumping groundwater into the Pacific ocean in an attempt to manage the large volume of contaminated water at the site. Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) said it had rel ...

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