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Additional measures for Fukushima water management

Regulation and Safety

14 August 2014

Fukushima impermeable sea wall 48Two systems are being put in place at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan that should significantly improve water management at the site. Tepco is seeking approval before full operation of the impermeable seawall and subdrain system starts.

Cosmic rays to pinpoint Fukushima cores

Regulation and Safety

11 August 2014

Fukushima muon detector 48A system using muon detectors should be able to determine the exact locations of the molten cores of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors. It is to be supplied by Decision Sciences International Corporation through a contract awarded by Toshiba.

Reactor restarts would aid Japanese recovery

Nuclear Policies

28 July 2014

The prompt restart of Japan's nuclear power reactors would have "big advantages" for the country's economy and environment, according estimates by the Institute of Energy Economics of Japan.

Safety review sought for Shika 2

Regulation and Safety

12 August 2014

Shika 48Hokuriku Electric Power Company has applied for a safety review of unit 2 of its Shika plant. It becomes the twentieth Japanese reactor to seek permission to restart.

Tepco brings lessons from accident sequence

Regulation and Safety

07 August 2014

As it continues to study the details of the complex accident at Fukushima Daiichi, Tokyo Electric Power Company is sharing information with other nuclear power plant operators.

New strategy for Fukushima trench water

Regulation and Safety

24 July 2014

New approaches to removing the contaminated water from trenches around units 2 and 3 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant are being explored after attempts to freeze it failed.