Fukushima accident rss

Looking inside Fukushima Daiichi unit 1

Regulation and Safety

10 February 2015

Muon detector installation at unit 1 - 48Tepco hopes to gain a greater understanding of the location of the molten fuel in unit 1 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi with the installation of a muon detection system. A shape-changing robot will also soon be deployed to explore within the unit's reactor.

Storage of Fukushima clean-up waste to start

Waste and Recycling

19 January 2015

The interim storage of contaminated soil and other wastes generated by decontamination efforts at Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant and surrounding area will begin in March, the environment ministry has said.

Mission to remove used fuel complete at Fukushima

Regulation and Safety

05 November 2014

Fukushima Daiichi 4 last used fuel removal - 48A year-long operation to remove all the used fuel assemblies from the storage pool at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi unit 4 has been successfully completed. Some fresh fuel remains in the pool, but this should be removed by the end of the year.

Tepco resumes work after contractor deaths

Regulation and Safety

03 February 2015

Operations have resumed at all three of Tokyo Electric Power Company's (Tepco's) nuclear power plants in Japan following the deaths of two contractors last month in industrial accidents. The company has introduced measures to improve worker safety at its sites.

Robotic system to fix Fukushima leaks

Regulation and Safety

15 January 2015

RFRM_robotic_arm_(Kurion)_39x48US waste management specialist Kurion has been awarded a contract to develop a new robotic system for the second phase of repairs in the primary reactor containment at Fukushima Daiichi. The Fukushima Repair Manipulator, or FRM, is targeted for deployment in mid-2016.

Cover dismantlement starts at unit 1

Regulation and Safety

31 October 2014

Fukushima Daiichi 1 cover removal 48Tokyo Electric Power Company has begun removing the panels of the temporary cover over the damaged reactor building of unit 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.