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IAEA to monitor safety of water release at Fukushima
12 July, 2021
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan on 9 July agreed...
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Kansai to restart Mihama 3 in June
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co said on 12 May that it will restart the ageing unit 3 reactor at its Mihama NPP in Fukui Prefecture, in late June for commercial operation in July....

Japan to restart ageing reactors at Takahama and Mihama
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by Unit 3 at Kansai Electric Power Company’s Mihama NPP and units 1&2 at the Takahama NPP, both in Japan’s Fukui Prefecture and idle since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, on 28...

Japan’s NRA approves decommissioning plan for Fukushima Daiini
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 28 April approved Tokyo Electric Power Company's (Tepco's) decommissioning plan for the four boiling water reactors at the Fukushima...

Russia seeks clarification on Japans plans to release Fukushima water
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 by The Russian Foreign Ministry on 14 April asked Japan to "approach the important issue (of dealing with the Fukushima radioactive wastewater) with all responsibility”....

Contaminated water from Fukushima to be discharged to the sea
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by The Japanese government on 13 April formally announced that the treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP site will be discharged into the sea, “based on more than six years...

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi’s message on Fukushima
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by “Ten years ago today, the Great East Japan Earthquake shook Asia’s seabed,” International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 11 March. “Its...

UNSCEAR report says no discernible health effects expected following Fukushima accident
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) on 9 March released its 2020 Report, “Levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the accident...

NEA report looks at Fukushima 10 years on
Thursday, March 04, 2021 by The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency on 3 March published a new report - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident, Ten Years On: Progress, Lessons and Challenges. NEA said it is...

Tepco failed to repair broken seismometers at Fukushima NPP
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Since last year, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco) had failed to repair two broken seismometers at unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP, company officials said on 22...

Earthquake strikes Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture
Thursday, February 18, 2021 by Japan suffered a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale on 13 February, with the Fukushima Prefecture being one of the most affected by the tremors. The...

Japanese court exonerates government from responsibility for Fukushima disaster
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by A Japanese high court on 21 January ordered Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco), the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP, to pay damages to evacuated residents.

IAEA to oversee collection of marine samples near Fukushima
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has commissioned Japanese experts to independently observe and document the collection of seawater, marine sediment and fish samples...

Japan postpones decision on release of Fukushima water
Thursday, October 29, 2020 by Japan has deferred a decision to release treated radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant site into the sea, in face of strong opposition from fishermen.

International study finds plutonium particles were released during Fukushima accident
Thursday, July 16, 2020 by Researchers have found that small amounts of plutonium were included inside cesium-rich microparticles (CsMPs) emitted during the Fukushima Daiichi accident in 2011.

Tepco reports on fuel removal and contaminated water disposal
Friday, April 03, 2020 by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) estimates that JPY1370 billion or $12.6 billion will be required over the next 12 years to remove melted nuclear fuel from reactors at the...

Fukushima evacuees permitted to return to parts of Futuba
Thursday, March 05, 2020 by Japan's government on 4 March partially lifted an entry ban for Futuba, the last town that had been off-limits due to radiation since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

Leaks found in the Fukushima ice wall
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by Coolant has been found leaking at four locations from pipes in the underground wall of frozen soil surrounding reactor buildings at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.

Fukushima decommissioning plans revised
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by Japan on December 27 revised the road map for decommissioning the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, further delaying removal of thousands of used fuel assemblies that...

Study looks at effectiveness of Fukushima decontamination
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by Following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in March 2011, the Japanese authorities carried out major decontamination works in the affected area, covering more than...

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