Lockheed's Skunk Works developing truck-size fusion reactor

Oct 16, 2014

Lockheed's Skunk Works developing truck-size fusion reactor

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s secretive Skunk Works unit, which designed the U-2 spy plane and F-117 stealth fighter jet, is developing a reactor to harness nuclear fusion, the process that powers the sun. The reactor would be small enough to fit in a truck and ...

Tepco radioactive flow raises alarm over seafood safety

Aug 23, 2013

Tepco radioactive flow raises alarm over seafood safety

by Mizuho Aoki

Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s revelation that massive amounts of radioactive water are flowing into the Pacific further raised fears about the harm to marine life. Tepco estimated that between May 2011 and this month, a staggering 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium, 20 trillion ...

Jul 7, 2013

Tritium soaring in water at No. 1 plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday that 600,000 becquerels per liter of tritium has been detected in groundwater at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. It’s the first time such a high level of tritium, an isotope of hydrogen, has been measured in ...

Jun 25, 2013

Tritium samples in sea near No. 1 jump

by Reiji Yoshida

The density of radioactive tritium in samples of seawater from near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant doubled over 10 days to hit a record 1,100 becquerels per liter, possibly indicating contaminated groundwater is seeping into the Pacific Ocean.

Jun 25, 2013

Level of radioactive tritium rising in harbor at Fukushima plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has seen a rise in the level of radioactive tritium in seawater within the harbor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. A sample collected Friday contained around 1,100 becquerels of tritium per liter, the highest level detected ...