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IAEA reviews Fukushima Daiichi clean-up work

IAEA reviews Fukushima Daiichi clean-up work

Japan has made significant progress in decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but many challenges remain, a mission by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 14 November 2018


Help the public understand radiation, advises cancer expert

Help the public understand radiation, advises cancer expert

Geraldine Thomas, professor of molecular pathology at Imperial College London, has called for a communication strategy to end the public’s exaggerated perception that nuclear radiation is harmful to human health.

Regulation & Safety 10 September 2018


WANO reports on post-Fukushima improvements

WANO reports on post-Fukushima improvements

The World Association of Nuclear Operators has announced completion of 12 projects it identified in 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan. 

Regulation & Safety 27 June 2018


Tepco likely to decommission Fukushima Daini units

Tepco likely to decommission Fukushima Daini units

Fukushima Daini NPP - 48The four reactors at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant in Japan are likely to be decommissioned, the president of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holding Inc (Tepco) today told the governor of Fukushima Prefecture. However, the company has yet to announce an official decision on the fate of the plant, close to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Corporate 14 June 2018


Tepco frees up Fukushima Daiichi fuel storage space

Tepco frees up Fukushima Daiichi fuel storage space

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has begun transferring some of the fuel assemblies stored in the communal fuel storage pool to clear sufficient space for the fuel assemblies  currently held in unit 3's pool.

Waste & Recycling 05 June 2018


French soil decontamination tested in Fukushima

French soil decontamination tested in Fukushima

Testing of French soil decontamination process in Fukushima - 48A demonstration test of a process to decontaminate radioactive soil was successfully carried out last November in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, France's Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission announced on 11 April. The technology was developed by CEA, Orano and Veolia.

Waste & Recycling 13 April 2018


Drones to venture into Fukushima containment vessels

Drones to venture into Fukushima containment vessels

Unmanned aerial system technology is being developed to fly into the containment vessels of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan to assess their condition. Tokyo Electric Power Company contracted the Southwest Research Institute of the USA to carry out the work.

Regulation & Safety 22 March 2018


Drone to map radiation within Fukushima plant

Drone to map radiation within Fukushima plant

RISER undergoing trials - 48A small drone is to be deployed to measure radiation levels at the damaged reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The UK-developed RISER - Remote Intelligence Survey Equipment for Radiation - has already been used successfully at Sellafield, in England.

Regulation & Safety 27 February 2018


Fuel removal gear in place at Fukushima Daiichi unit

Fuel removal gear in place at Fukushima Daiichi unit

FD3 fuel removal machine cover - 48A cover has been installed over the fuel handling machine that will help remove fuel from the storage pool of unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The removal of the fuel is scheduled to start in mid-2018.

Waste & Recycling 21 February 2018


Tepco surveys interior of unit 2 containment vessel

Tepco surveys interior of unit 2 containment vessel

FD2 PCV survey - January 2018 - 48An internal investigation of the primary containment vesselĀ of unit 2 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan was completed as scheduled today, Tokyo Electric Power Company has announced. The survey - using a suspended pan-tilt camera attached to a telescopic guiding pipe - identified deposits and fuel assembly components at the bottom of the pedestal area.

Regulation & Safety 19 January 2018