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Transfer of Fukushima clean-up waste gets go-ahead

Waste and Recycling

03 March 2015

The transfer of radioactive soil and waste generated from clean-up work following the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant to a provisional storage site has been approved by the governor of Fukushima prefecture and the mayors of Futaba and Okuma.

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.

IAEA team sees improvements at Fukushima Daiichi

Regulation and Safety

18 February 2015

IAEA team at Fukushima Daiichi 4 48Significant tasks have been completed in the clean-up and decommissioning of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, an international expert mission has concluded. However, it says many challenging issues remain.

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.