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Tepco announces water treatment milestone

Regulation and Safety

27 May 2015

Almost all of the contaminated water stored on the Fukushima Daiichi plant site in Japan has been treated to remove strontium, and in some cases even more nuclides, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) announced today.

First Japanese reactors prepare for restart

Regulation and Safety

22 May 2015

Sendai 48Japan's nuclear regulator has approved Kyushu Electric Power Company's 'construction plan' for unit 2 of its Sendai nuclear power plant. The company hopes to restart unit 1 of the plant in July, with unit 2 following within months.

Tepco sees progress in understanding of Fukushima accident

Regulation and Safety

20 May 2015

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) today released the latest findings of an ongoing investigation into how the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant unfolded. Tepco said the findings support measures being taken at the Kashiwazaki Kariwa plant, which it hopes to restart.

Sendai reactors cleared for restart

Regulation and Safety

27 May 2015

Sendai 48Kyushu Electric Power Company has today received the third and final regulatory approval necessary for restarting units 1 and 2 of its Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan's Kagoshima prefecture.

Japan to raise worker emergency radiation exposure limits

Regulation and Safety

21 May 2015

Japan's nuclear regulator is to increase the radiation exposure limit for workers in emergency situations from the current 100 millisieverts (mSv) to 250 mSv. The limit was temporarily raised following the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

More seismic studies for US plants

Regulation and Safety

15 May 2015

Columbia_(NRC)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ordered the operators of two of the country's three westernmost nuclear power plants to conduct additional studies into earthquake risks, but says it is confident that the units can continue operating safely while the studies are carried out.