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Extraction of Fukushima groundwater starts

09 April 2014

Temporary groundwater storage tanks 48Tepco has begun pumping groundwater so that it bypasses the Fukushima Daiichi plant, reducing the volume of contaminated water that it must deal with. The water will be stored and tested before being released into the sea.

UN reports on Fukushima radiation

02 April 2014

The major UN report on the health impacts of the Fukushima accident concluded that any radiation-induced effects would be too small to identify. People were well protected and received "low or very low" radiation doses.

Ranger spillage clean-up complete

27 March 2014

Ranger leach tanks 48The clean-up of spilled slurry material at the Ranger uranium mine has been completed, Energy Resources of Australia reported. A damaged rubber liner has been identified as the cause of last year's leaching tank rupture.

Investigators enter WIPP

03 April 2014

Workers have re-entered the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico for the first time since a radiological event occurred there in mid-February. Future teams will travel deeper into the facility towards the suspected source of the release.

First Fukushima residents go home to Miyakoji

01 April 2014

Tamura City 64x48The first permanent returns were made today by Fukushima residents displaced by the nuclear accident three years ago. Evacuation orders on the district of Miyakoji in the east of Tamura City have been officially lifted.

Blockage cleared for Fukushima water bypass

26 March 2014

With the permission of local fishermen Tepco will soon let groundwater bypass the Fukushima Daiichi plant, alleviating a large part of its water management problem.