Tepco to start diverting Fukushima groundwater to sea in May

Apr 5, 2014

Tepco to start diverting Fukushima groundwater to sea in May

The government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. plan to start diverting the uncontaminated groundwater flowing into the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to the ocean as early as next month, officials said Friday. The plan to pump up groundwater before it mingles with ...

Nuclear waste buildup relentless

Mar 22, 2014

Nuclear waste buildup relentless

In excess of 496,000 cu. meters of low-level radioactive waste would need to be disposed of through burial if every nuclear reactor in the country is decommissioned, according to government officials. It is the first time a specific volume for radioactive waste stemming from ...

Fukushima radiation expected at U.S. West Coast beaches soon

Mar 15, 2014

Fukushima radiation expected at U.S. West Coast beaches soon

Scientists have crowdsourced a network of volunteers taking water samples at beaches along the U.S. West Coast in hopes of capturing a detailed look at low levels of radiation drifting across the ocean since the 2011 tsunami that devastated the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear ...

Tepco retires two surviving reactors at Fukushima No. 1

Feb 1, 2014

Tepco retires two surviving reactors at Fukushima No. 1

Tokyo Electric Power Co. decommissioned the No. 5 and No. 6 reactors at its meltdown-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture on Friday. The two units were the only ones that survived the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit ...