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Rubble removal progresses at Fukushima Daiichi 3

Regulation and Safety

16 October 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 3 SFP hatch removal 48A hatch weighing some 2.6 tonnes has been removed from the used fuel pool of unit 3 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The hatch was one of the largest remaining pieces of rubble in the pool.

Roof removed from Fukushima Daiichi unit 1 cover

Regulation and Safety

05 October 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 1 final roof panel removal - 48The final roof panel of the temporary cover over the damaged reactor building of unit 1 at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been removed. The walls of the structure remain around the reactor building.

Amano highlights IAEA's broad scope

Nuclear Policies

07 September 2015

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Yukiya Amano highlighted the broad scope of the agency's activities, from nuclear safety and security to sustainable development goals, in his introductory statement to the IAEA's board of governors today.

France, Japan seek deeper nuclear cooperation

Nuclear Policies

07 October 2015

France-Japan - October 2015 - 48The prime ministers of France and Japan attended high-level talks in Tokyo on enhancing nuclear cooperation between the two countries. The talks included cooperation in nuclear safety and research on decommissioning nuclear facilities.

Tepco, CEA agree to information sharing

Waste and Recycling

24 September 2015

CEA-Tepco September 2015 - 48A cooperation agreement has been signed between Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to promote the exchange of information and experience in decommissioning nuclear facilities.

Evacuation order lifted for Fukushima town

Regulation and Safety

07 September 2015

The evacuation order has been lifted for the town of Naraha in Fukushima prefecture, allowing residents to permanently return to their homes there. Naraha, located within 20 kilometres of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, is the first of seven municipalities that were fully evacuated to have its order removed.