Fukushima accident rss

Tepco and Sellafield cooperate on communications

Waste and Recycling

11 April 2016

Sellafield Limited and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) have drawn up plans to assist each other with communications related to their respective decommissioning activities. These plans follow the signing of a cooperation agreement in 2014.

Tepco begins ice wall activation

Regulation and Safety

31 March 2016

Fukushima Daiichi ice wall - 48Tokyo Electric Power Company announced that it has today started up the equipment to create a wall of frozen soil at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to prevent groundwater entering the reactor buildings. Regulatory approval to partially activate the ice wall was received yesterday.

Fukushima Daiichi waste incinerator starts up

Waste and Recycling

22 March 2016

Fukushima Daiichi solid waste incinerator - 48A facility for incinerating miscellaneous solid low-level waste has begun operating at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The incinerator will be used for disposing of items such as used protective clothing and construction waste.

Remote technology centre opens in Japan

Regulation and Safety

01 April 2016

Naraha test building - 48A ceremony was held on 30 March to inaugurate a new centre in Fukushima prefecture for the development and testing of remote-controlled equipment for use in decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Advisory group sees progress at Fukushima Daiichi

Regulation and Safety

30 March 2016

NRMC at Fukushima Daiichi - 48Members of the Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee yesterday toured the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan and noted progress in decommissioning and working conditions at the site.

Kurion completes prototype modular tritium removal system

Waste and Recycling

01 March 2016

Modular Detritation System - 48US radioactive waste management specialist Kurion has announced the completion of construction and acceptance testing of its prototype tritium management solution, the Modular Detritiation System.