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HEU from three Japanese sites transported to USA

HEU from three Japanese sites transported to USA

More than 30 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium has been removed from three Japanese research sites and sent to the USA for downblending or disposal, the US National Nuclear Security Administration announced.

Regulation & Safety 24 May 2022


Jacobs to support Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning

Jacobs to support Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has been selected by Tokyo Electric Power Company to support decommissioning efforts at its damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The announcement came as the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said there had been "remarkable progress" in decommissioning the site.

Corporate 20 May 2022


Regulator backs Fukushima water discharge plan

Regulator backs Fukushima water discharge plan

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has endorsed Tokyo Electric Power Company's plan to discharge treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea. It will give its official approval of the plan following a 30-day public comment period.

Regulation & Safety 18 May 2022


Nuclear power remains key sector for MHI

Nuclear power remains key sector for MHI

There is renewed interest in nuclear power from a decarbonisation and energy security perspective, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said while announcing progress in its 2021 Medium-Term Business Plan, which covers the period FY2021-FY2023. The company said it will continue supporting the restart of Japan's reactors while developing small modular reactors and advanced reactors.

Corporate 12 May 2022


IAEA publishes first report on Fukushima water discharge plan

IAEA publishes first report on Fukushima water discharge plan

The task force report is the first in a series of reports due to be published as a result of International Atomic Energy Agency missions to Japan in the coming months and years to assess the water discharge against IAEA safety standards.

Waste & Recycling 29 April 2022


JAEA, MHI team up for HTTR hydrogen project

JAEA, MHI team up for HTTR hydrogen project

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will establish a demonstration hydrogen production project at the High-Temperature Test Reactor in Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture.

Corporate 25 April 2022


Production of Ikata used fuel casks under way

Production of Ikata used fuel casks under way

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said it recently started manufacturing casks for the transport and storage of used nuclear fuel for Shikoku Electric Power Company. The utility will use them at an interim dry storage facility at its Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime Prefecture.

Waste & Recycling 14 April 2022


Japanese bank buys into NuScale

Japanese bank buys into NuScale

The Japan Bank for International Cooperation has made a strategic investment of USD110 million in NuScale Power of the USA through a purchase of equity from Fluor Corporation, who remains the majority owner in NuScale. NuScale said the investment represents an expansion in US-Japanese cooperation to progress the deployment of advanced nuclear energy technology.

Corporate 04 April 2022


IAEA mission reviews regulatory plans for Fukushima water discharge

IAEA mission reviews regulatory plans for Fukushima water discharge

The International Atomic Energy Agency task force "observed a robust commitment to align the regulatory plans related to the treated water discharge with IAEA safety standards" during the five-day visit to Japan.

Regulation & Safety 25 March 2022


IAEA says Fukushima visit ‘very productive’

IAEA says Fukushima visit ‘very productive’

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s experts collected samples for testing and gathered information about Japan’s plan to discharge treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station into the sea.

Regulation & Safety 18 February 2022