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Local approval for Fukushima water release facilities

Local approval for Fukushima water release facilities

The Fukushima prefectural government and the municipal governments of the towns of Futaba and Okuma, which host the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, have given their consent for the construction of facilities for the planned discharge of treated water from the damaged plant into the sea.

Regulation & Safety 03 August 2022


Regulator approves Fukushima water release

Regulator approves Fukushima water release

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has formally approved Tokyo Electric Power Company's plan to discharge treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea.

Regulation & Safety 22 July 2022


IAEA progress report on regulatory plans for Fukushima water release

IAEA progress report on regulatory plans for Fukushima water release

The International Atomic Energy Agency task force that carried out a mission to Japan in March to review regulatory plans for the discharge of treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi plant into the sea has published its initial findings.

Regulation & Safety 16 June 2022


Jacobs develops robot for Fukushima debris sampling

Jacobs develops robot for Fukushima debris sampling

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has designed and built a remotely-operated robotic tool to investigate debris in a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Waste & Recycling 25 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


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


Fukushima water release will have minimal impact, Tepco says

Fukushima water release will have minimal impact, Tepco says

The effects on the public and the environment of the discharge of treated water at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea will be minimal, Tokyo Electric Power Company said today. The company has released the results of a radiological impact assessment using methodology developed in accordance with internationally recognised methods.

Regulation & Safety 17 November 2021


IAEA launches review of Fukushima water release

IAEA launches review of Fukushima water release

A team of International Atomic Energy Agency officials are in Japan to officially launch a multi-year review of the planned release of treated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. It is the IAEA's first mission as part of its review and monitoring assistance to support Japan before, during and after the discharge of treated water, which is expected to start in 2023.

Regulation & Safety 06 September 2021