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Fuel handling machine removed from Fukushima Daiichi 3

Regulation and Safety

03 August 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 3 refueling machine removal 48The removal of the fuel handling machine from the damaged reactor building of unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant helps clear the way for the transfer of used fuel from the unit's storage pool.

Lasers to aid Fukushima Daiichi fuel removal

Corporate

20 July 2015

Laser technology for the removal of fuel debris from the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could be developed through a joint research agreement signed between three Japanese organizations.

EDF Energy completes safety upgrades at UK plants

Regulation and Safety

14 July 2015

EDF Energy emergency respone centre - 48EDF Energy announced today that it has completed post-Fukushima safety upgrades at its UK nuclear power plants within the time agreed with the regulator and to budget. The upgrades include a new emergency response centre near Sizewell B.

Removal of cover over Fukushima Daiichi unit 1 begins

Regulation and Safety

29 July 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 1 roof panel removal 48The operation to remove the temporary cover over the damaged reactor building of unit 1 at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant began yesterday.

Regulator approves safety of Ikata 3

Regulation and Safety

15 July 2015

Ikata NPP - 48Japan's nuclear regulator has given Shikoku Electric Power Company permission to make changes to the reactor installation of unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime prefecture. It marks the first of three regulatory approvals required for restarting the unit.

Russia completes design papers for Fukushima tritium removal

Regulation and Safety

09 July 2015

Russia's Atomproekt has completed the draft design and working documents for a demonstration unit to separate tritium from contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Construction of the facility is expected to start early next year.