NRA & TEPCO Agree to Start Frozen Underground Wall at Fukushima No. 1 in Stages

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via The Japan Times / February 15, 2016 / The Nuclear Regulation Authority and Tokyo Electric Power Co. have broadly agreed to start operating the frozen underground wall at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in stages. The agreement, reached Monday, is on the frozen underground wall that officials hope will surround the buildings housing reactors 1 through 4 and reduce the amount of groundwater flowing into the facilities. The … Continue reading

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Current State of Post-Accident Operations at Fukushima NPP – July to December 2015

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via Citizens Nuclear Information Center / February 2, 2016 / State of the Plant Many of the measuring instruments installed in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) measuring system continue to malfunction as a result of the accident and there is no guarantee of the accuracy of values being measured. However, from the water temperature in the containment vessels and the spent fuel pools, and from the state of … Continue reading

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Fukushima Daiichi NPS today – 5 Years Since The Disaster Began

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via Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center / February 2, 2016 / 1) After 5 years, still very little is known about the causes and effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. A whole five years will soon have passed since the severe accident occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS). Nonetheless, the causes of the accident have not yet been clarified. Which was the main cause of the accident: the … Continue reading

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Japan Unveils Remote-Control Robot to Dismantle Fukushima Plant

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via Science Alert / January 19, 2016 / It’s been almost five years since the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011, but the scale of the emergency means Japan is still at the relative beginning of efforts to clean up and contain the radioactive site. So this week Toshiba unveiled (above) a remote-control robot that’s expected to remove fuel-rod assemblies from the spent fuel pool … Continue reading

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Japan requests Singapore to review restriction of food imports from Fukushima

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via The Online Citizen / January 13, 2016 / It has been reported by Japanese media, Jiji press that Mr Moriyama Hiroshi, Japanese Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister has requested a review on the restriction of food imports from Fukushima, Japan during the meet up with Minister of National Development, Lawrence Wong on 10 January. Mr Hiroshi was in Singapore over the weekend to officiate a series of events to … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality To Be Used To Help Decommission Fukushima Plant

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By Takuya Isayama / Asahi Shimbun / January 7, 2016 / A virtual reality system here that will assist in the decommissioning of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is preparing for full-scale operations this spring. Located at the Naraha Remote Technology Development Center, the system features a 3.6-meter-high display that simulates 3-D images of the interiors of the reactor buildings at the Fukushima plant. The research and … Continue reading

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EU Due To Start Easing Restrictions On Food Imports From Fukushima

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via Japan Times / January 9, 2016 / The European Union will start easing restrictions Saturday (Jan 9) imposed on Japanese food imports over the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including vegetables and beef produced in the prefecture, the farm ministry said. Tsuyoshi Takagi, Cabinet minister in charge of rebuilding from the March 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, on Friday welcomed the bloc’s decision. At present, all food items from Fukushima … Continue reading

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Fukushima Myth: Declassified Fuel Releases (video)

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via Goddard’s Journal / January 1, 2016 / SOURCES USED: Story that declassified documents reveal 100% fuel loss from Fukushima Unit 4 spent fuel pool (SFP): https://rt.com/news/325663-fukushima-… Time-framed Google search shows inundation of mostly alt-media sources with the bogus story https://www.google.com/search?q=fukus… Links to Reality… The declassified NRC document in question: http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1212/M… Paragraphs in question highlighted on PDF-pages 7 to 8. First flyover shows steaming Unit 4 fuel pool (March 2011) … Continue reading

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Fukushima Thyroid Cancer?

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via Goddard’s Journal / October 22, 2015 / Study critiqued Tsuda et al. (2015). Thyroid Cancer Detection by Ultrasound Among Residents Ages 18 Years and Younger in Fukushima, Japan: 2011 to 2014. Epidemiology. Oct 5. http://pubmed.com/26441345 Contrary opinion of Fukushima Medical University scientists conducting the screening campaign: http://fmu-global.jp/?wpdmdl=710 http://www.cancernetwork.com/ata-2015… Study predicting magnitude of detection bias in the Fukushima screening campaign: Jacob et al. (2014). Ultrasonography survey and thyroid cancer in … Continue reading

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The Fukushima Disaster Was Preventable

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via Science20.com / September 28, 2015 / The worst nuclear disaster since the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown never should have happened, according to a new study. In Philosophical Transactions A of the Royal Society, researchers Costas Synolakis of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Utku Kâno’lu of the Middle East Technical University in Turkey distilled thousands of pages of government and industry reports and hundreds of news stories, focusing on … Continue reading

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