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Conditions and safety the focus at Fukushima site

Regulation and Safety

28 August 2015

Fukushima workers eat in rest house, June 2015 80x48Radiation levels have reduced to the point that full-face masks are not needed for 90% of the Fukushima Daiichi site but worker safety remains a high priority following a fatal accident this month.

Fuel handling machine removed from Fukushima Daiichi 3

Regulation and Safety

03 August 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 3 refueling machine removal 48The removal of the fuel handling machine from the damaged reactor building of unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant helps clear the way for the transfer of used fuel from the unit's storage pool.

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.

Tepco readies to install unit 3 cover

Regulation and Safety

13 August 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 3 cover preparations 48The installation of a protective cover over unit 3 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan can start as soon as the removal of rubble from the reactor building is completed, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said.

Removal of cover over Fukushima Daiichi unit 1 begins

Regulation and Safety

29 July 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 1 roof panel removal 48The operation to remove the temporary cover over the damaged reactor building of unit 1 at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant began yesterday.

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.