Fukushima accident rss

Tepco readies to install unit 3 cover

Regulation and Safety

13 August 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 3 cover preparations 48The installation of a protective cover over unit 3 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan can start as soon as the removal of rubble from the reactor building is completed, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said.

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.

Small-scale robot for unit 2 containment inspections

Corporate

30 June 2015

FD2 PCV robot 2 - 48A small robot has been developed to investigate the inside of the primary containment vessel of unit 2 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

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.

IAEA board considers Fukushima and LEU 'bank'

Nuclear Policies

09 June 2015

Amano_IAEA_Board_Jun15_(Calma/IAEA)_48International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Yukiya Amano highlighted a major report on the Fukushima nuclear accident and agreements paving the way for a low-enriched uranium (LEU) 'fuel bank' in his introductory statement to the IAEA's Board of Governors yesterday.