Mar 25, 2014

Tepco halts Fukushima water cleanup system again

Tokyo Electric Power Co. suspended operations at the advanced radioactive water cleanup system at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant Monday only some six hours after its resumption. Tepco resumed operations at two units of the Advanced Liquid Processing System, or ALPS, ...

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 ...

Hitachi develops robots to probe Fukushima No. 1 plant

Mar 20, 2014

Hitachi develops robots to probe Fukushima No. 1 plant

Hitachi Ltd. and Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd. say they have developed robots to detect cooling water leakage points and the condition of nuclear fuel at the disaster-struck Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. One robot can move through narrow pipes by changing shape and another ...

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 ...

Fukushima No. 1 workers rally against Tepco

Mar 14, 2014

Fukushima No. 1 workers rally against Tepco

Workers from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant rallied Friday outside the headquarters of Tokyo Electric Power Co., complaining they are being forced to work for meager pay in dangerous conditions. The group of about 100 demonstrators shouted and pumped their fists in the ...

Mar 12, 2014

Radiation from stricken plant not reaching U.S. West Coast waters: NRC chief

Claims that radiation from the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is contaminating U.S. waters are “simply not correct,” Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane said on the disaster’s third anniversary. Radioactive water hasn’t reached the coast and any Pacific Ocean samples with residue ...