Aug 26, 2014

Three firms picked to help tackle toxic water at Fukushima No. 1

The government picked three overseas companies Tuesday to participate in a subsidized project to determine the best available technology for separating radioactive tritium from the toxic water building up at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Tokyo Electric Power Co. is currently test-running a ...

Conditions at No. 1 no better: official

Jun 25, 2014

Conditions at No. 1 no better: official

by Satoshi Iizuka

A government official involved in measures to combat the toxic water buildup at Fukushima No. 1 emphasized the importance of improving working conditions for the roughly 6,000 workers at the crippled nuclear plant during a recent media tour. “I sincerely felt the hardships workers ...

Apr 17, 2014

ALPS unit hit by toxic water overflow

Around 1.1 tons of highly radioactive water overflowed from a waste container at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex while the experimental ALPS radiation-filtering system was being cleaned, Tokyo Electric Power Co. has reported. The overflow at the trouble-plagued water treatment system was noticed ...

Tepco needs public cash to dig deep wall

Aug 7, 2013

Tepco needs public cash to dig deep wall

The public must fund Tepco's effort to freeze the soil around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 reactors to prevent more groundwater from becoming radioactive, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says.