Daily News: japan

January 23, 2015

"TEPCO to miss March target for Fukushima toxic water cleanup" Kyodo / January 23, 2015 Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday it will fail to fulfill its commitment to process by the end of March all highly radioactive water stored at the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant due mainly to equipment troubles, causing further delay in the decommissioning process.... View Source ›

January 22, 2015

Mari Iwata, "Fukushima Watch: Regulator Calls on Tepco to Discharge Tritium Water" The Wall Street Journal / January 22, 2015 Japan’s nuclear regulator has officially called on Tokyo Electric Power to work toward discharging low-level contaminated water into the ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.... View Source ›

January 16, 2015

Jonathan Tirone, "Nuclear-Accident Fund Opens as Japan Signs After 17 Years" Bloomberg / January 16, 2015 Japan signed on to a global nuclear-compensation treaty in Vienna that will create a fund to help victims of accidents like the one that devastated Fukushima Dai-Ichi in 2011.... View Source ›

January 8, 2015

Kentaro Hamada, "Restart of Japan's largest nuclear plant still in doubt" Reuters / The influential governor of a Japanese region rebuffed on Tuesday pleas by Tokyo Electric Power to restart the world's largest nuclear plant, saying the utility had not atoned for the disaster at its Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011.... View Source ›

January 6, 2015

Kentaro Hamada, "Restart of Japan's largest nuclear plant still in doubt" Reuters / January 6, 2015 The influential governor of a Japanese region rebuffed on Tuesday pleas by Tokyo Electric Power to restart the world's largest nuclear plant, saying the utility had not atoned for the disaster at its Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011.... View Source ›

December 30, 2014

Margaret Munro, "Fallout from radioactive Fukushima rising in west coast waters" canada.com / December 30, 2014 Radioactivity from Japan’s crippled nuclear reactors has turned up off the British Columbia coast and the level will likely peak in waters off North America in the next year or two, according to a Canadian-led team that’s intercepted the nuclear plume.... View Source ›

December 22, 2014

"First of four Fukushima reactors cleared" Sky News / December 22, 2014 One of four heavily damaged reactor buildings at Japan's tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has been cleared of radioactive fuel rods, the operator says. ... View Source ›

December 19, 2014

"Six tons of tainted water leak at Fukushima No. 1 during Korean safety tour" Jiji / December 19, 2014 Up to 6 tons of radioactive water has leaked into the ground at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co.... View Source ›

December 1, 2014

"New technology to speed up detection of radioactive strontium tenfold" The Asahi Shimbun / December 1, 2014 New updated equipment that is scheduled to go into operation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in December will detect radioactive strontium 90 in contaminated water in less than 30 minutes, compared to the seven to 10 days it now takes.... View Source ›

November 26, 2014

"Tepco starts filling cable trench with cement as it pumps out radioactive water" Jiji Press / November 26, 2014 Tokyo Electric Power Co. started work Tuesday to fill an underground trench at the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant with cement while pumping up radioactive water inside at the same time.... View Source ›

October 30, 2014

Kentaro Okasaka, "Japan-led nuke disarmament resolution passes U.N. committee" Kyodo / October 30, 2014 A Japan-led draft resolution on the elimination of nuclear weapons passed a committee of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday with endorsements from 163 countries, paving the way for adoption at a plenary meeting in December.... View Source ›

October 29, 2014

"Local government gives OK to restart Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture" Reuters / October 29, 2014 The municipal assembly in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, voted Tuesday to approve the restart of the local nuclear power station, another step forward in the fraught process of reviving an industry left idled by the 2011 Fukushima catastrophe.... View Source ›

October 17, 2014

Erik Slavin, "2 ballistic missile defense-equipped ships moving to Yokosuka" Stars and Stripes / October 17, 2014 Two additional ships with ballistic missile defense capabilities will relocate to Yokosuka during the next three years, a move aimed at placing the Navy’s best ships in the Asia-Pacific region.... View Source ›

September 30, 2014

"Tokai reprocessing plant to shut" World Nuclear News / September 30, 2014 The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) will shut its reprocessing plant in Tokai, reportedly due to the costs of modifications required under post-Fukushima safety regulations.... View Source ›

September 30, 2014

"Water treatment facility at Fukushima plant suspended again" Kyodo / September 30, 2014 The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Monday its trouble-plagued radioactive water treatment system at the complex has been partially suspended again.... View Source ›

September 25, 2014

Julian Ryall, "Fukushima still a hazard due to melting ice plug, operator admits" South China Morning Post / September 25, 2014 A plug of ice has failed to completely block the flow of groundwater into the basement of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, leading to the continued risk of radioactive contamination, officials at Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) have admitted.... View Source ›

September 18, 2014

Matthew Pennington, "North Korea Unresponsive to US Envoy Offer" Associated Press / September 18, 2014 North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday... View Source ›

September 17, 2014

Eiji Noyori and Hiroyuki Oyama, "TEPCO measures fail to hold water" Yomiuri Shimbun / September 17, 2014 Three and a half years after the outbreak of the crisis at the Fukushima No 1 nuclear power plant, efforts to contain water contaminated with radioactive substances at the plant are at a crossroads.... View Source ›

September 10, 2014

"Nuclear plant in Japan clears safety hurdle put in after Fukushima" Associated Press / September 10, 2014 A nuclear power plant in southern Japan has won regulators’ approval for meeting safety requirements imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a key step toward becoming the first reactor to restart under the tighter rules.... View Source ›

September 3, 2014

Shunsuke Kimura, "TEPCO coating seafloor at Fukushima port with special cement mixture" The Asahi Shimbun / September 3, 2014 Tokyo Electric Power Co. has begun using a special cement mixture to coat the seafloor of the port at its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to contain radioactive substances released in the 2011 disaster.... View Source ›