Fukushima accident rss

Detectors confirm most fuel remains in unit 2 vessel

Regulation and Safety

29 July 2016

Most of the fuel that melted in unit 2 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan remains within the reactor pressure vessel, an examination using a muon detection system indicates.

Test run for Fukushima Daiichi 3 cover installation

Regulation and Safety

13 June 2016

Fukushima Daiichi 3 cover test run - 48In preparation for the installation of a fuel removal machine and a protective cover over unit 3 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan, workers have carried out a practice run of installing roof modules onto the base of the fuel handling machine.

Remote technology centre opens in Japan

Regulation and Safety

01 April 2016

Naraha test building - 48A ceremony was held on 30 March to inaugurate a new centre in Fukushima prefecture for the development and testing of remote-controlled equipment for use in decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Handbook offers guidance to doctors on radiation

Regulation and Safety

29 June 2016

A new handbook has been compiled with the help of the International Atomic Energy Agency to better prepare medical staff to communicate with the public about possible health effects of radiation during and after a nuclear or radiological emergency.

Tepco and Sellafield cooperate on communications

Waste and Recycling

11 April 2016

Sellafield Limited and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) have drawn up plans to assist each other with communications related to their respective decommissioning activities. These plans follow the signing of a cooperation agreement in 2014.

Tepco begins ice wall activation

Regulation and Safety

31 March 2016

Fukushima Daiichi ice wall - 48Tokyo Electric Power Company announced that it has today started up the equipment to create a wall of frozen soil at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to prevent groundwater entering the reactor buildings. Regulatory approval to partially activate the ice wall was received yesterday.