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Extraction of Fukushima groundwater starts

Regulation and Safety

09 April 2014

Temporary groundwater storage tanks 48Tepco has begun pumping groundwater so that it bypasses the Fukushima Daiichi plant, reducing the volume of contaminated water that it must deal with. The water will be stored and tested before being released into the sea.

UN reports on Fukushima radiation

Regulation and Safety

02 April 2014

The major UN report on the health impacts of the Fukushima accident concluded that any radiation-induced effects would be too small to identify. People were well protected and received "low or very low" radiation doses.

Return to Tamura in April

Regulation and Safety

11 March 2014

Tamura City map 64x48Tamura City will be the first place in Fukushima to have its evacuation order lifted, in what prime minister Shinzo Abe hopes will be a period of visible recovery. Industry welcomed the development, three years after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident.

Investigators enter WIPP

Regulation and Safety

03 April 2014

Workers have re-entered the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico for the first time since a radiological event occurred there in mid-February. Future teams will travel deeper into the facility towards the suspected source of the release.

Blockage cleared for Fukushima water bypass

Regulation and Safety

26 March 2014

With the permission of local fishermen Tepco will soon let groundwater bypass the Fukushima Daiichi plant, alleviating a large part of its water management problem.

Workers to re-enter WIPP

Regulation and Safety

10 March 2014

DoE_tour_of_WIPP_75x48A recovery process has started at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) with the aim of resuming operations. Seventeen workers have so far tested positive for extremely low levels of contamination following a radiological event at the facility last month.