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Survey under way of Fukushima Daiichi 1 vessel

Regulation and Safety

20 March 2017

Fukushima Daiichi 1 PCV robot survey - 48A robot has entered into the primary containment vessel of the damaged unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant and provided Tokyo Electric Power Company with radiation and temperature measurements within it. The company hopes the data, together with video footage, will enable it to locate the molten fuel in the unit.

Japanese fuel plant meets revised safety standards

Regulation and Safety

08 March 2017

Global Nuclear Fuel-Japan's fuel fabrication plant in Yokosuka in Kanagawa Prefecture meets new regulatory standards, the country's nuclear regulator has concluded. It becomes the first fuel cycle facility to be confirmed to meet the revised safety standards, introduced in December 2013.

Robot surveys Fukushima Daiichi containment vessel

Regulation and Safety

17 February 2017

Scorpion robot for FD 2 PCV - 48Tokyo Electric Power Company yesterday sent a robot into the primary containment vessel of the damaged unit 2 at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan. Although the robot was unable to reach the part of the vessel directly under the reactor pressure vessel, the company said the information it gathered will help it determine how to decommission the unit.

Robotic surveys resume at Fukushima Daiichi 1

Regulation and Safety

10 March 2017

PMORPH robot - 48Tokyo Electric Power Company is preparing to insert a Hitachi-developed robot into the primary containment vessel of the damaged unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Last month, a Toshiba-developed robot was used to survey the vessel of unit 2.

Japanese utilities enhance nuclear safety cooperation

Regulation and Safety

07 March 2017

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa (Tepco)_48Three Japanese utilities - Chubu, Hokuriku and Tokyo Electric Power Company - have agreed to collaborate on improving their nuclear safety through technical cooperation.

Decommissioning plan for Shimane 1 amended

Waste and Recycling

16 February 2017

Shimane - 48Japanese utility Chugoku Electric Power Company has submitted to the regulator an amendment to its decommissioning plan for unit 1 of its Shimane nuclear power plant.