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Lasers to aid Fukushima Daiichi fuel removal

Corporate

20 July 2015

Laser technology for the removal of fuel debris from the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could be developed through a joint research agreement signed between three Japanese organizations.

IAEA board considers Fukushima and LEU 'bank'

Nuclear Policies

09 June 2015

Amano_IAEA_Board_Jun15_(Calma/IAEA)_48International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Yukiya Amano highlighted a major report on the Fukushima nuclear accident and agreements paving the way for a low-enriched uranium (LEU) 'fuel bank' in his introductory statement to the IAEA's Board of Governors yesterday.

Tepco announces water treatment milestone

Regulation and Safety

27 May 2015

Almost all of the contaminated water stored on the Fukushima Daiichi plant site in Japan has been treated to remove strontium, and in some cases even more nuclides, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) announced today.

Small-scale robot for unit 2 containment inspections

Corporate

30 June 2015

FD2 PCV robot 2 - 48A small robot has been developed to investigate the inside of the primary containment vessel of unit 2 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Japan to start Fukushima fuel debris retrieval in 2021

Waste and Recycling

04 June 2015

Japan expects to start the retrieval of fuel debris from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2021, the executive director of the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation said yesterday. Three of the plant's six reactors suffered core meltdowns in the March 2011 accident, leaving melted nuclear fuel debris on the floor of their containment vessels.

Tepco sees progress in understanding of Fukushima accident

Regulation and Safety

20 May 2015

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) today released the latest findings of an ongoing investigation into how the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant unfolded. Tepco said the findings support measures being taken at the Kashiwazaki Kariwa plant, which it hopes to restart.