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Japan to release treated Fukushima water on 24 August 22 August 2023

Japan will begin releasing the treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean on 24 August. The decision to begin disposal comes after an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safety review concluded that plans to release the treated water are consistent with IAEA Safety Standards....

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IAEA releases first report on safety of planned water discharge from Fukushima Daiichi site 03 May 2022

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Task Force, which is reviewing Japan’s policy to discharge treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station against relevant international safety standards, released its first report on April 29....

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Removal of Fukushima nuclear fuel delayed by up to five years 07 January 2020

The Japanese government has announced that plans to remove spent nuclear fuel from two reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have been delayed by up to five years. The announcement on December 27 has increased doubts of whether the government is able to achieve its target of dismantling the complex within the next 30 to 40 years....

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Japanese nuclear regulator approves restart of tsunami-hit Onagawa reactor 27 November 2019

According to the Kyodo news agency, a nuclear reactor in north-eastern Japan that was damaged by the 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster and subsequently shut down has finally received the Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority’s approval to resume operations....

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Japanese power company top executives cleared of negligence over Fukushima disaster 19 September 2019

Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) which runs the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been acquitted of failing to prevent the March 2011 nuclear meltdown....

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TEPCO to decommission second Fukushima nuclear plant 24 July 2019

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) will decommission the Fukushima Daini nuclear complex, its president, Tomoaki Kobayakawa, told the Governor of Fukushima province in northeastern Japan at a meeting on July 24, according to Kyodo News....

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Tepco begins removing first fuel rods from Reactor 3 at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant 16 April 2019

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) started removing nuclear fuel on April 15 from the Fukushima Unit 3 storage pool, located at one of the reactor buildings damaged by hydrogen explosions in the 2011 disaster at the site. Three of six reactors suffered meltdowns after losing power following a powerful earthquake and tsunami at the power plant....

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Tepco offers English-language virtual tour of crippled Fukushima nuclear plant 07 November 2018

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), the owner of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, has launched an English-language online virtual tour of the interior of the crippled power plant allowing website visitors to check the progress of decommissioning work since the plant was destroyed by a tsunami in 2011, causing one of the world’s worst nuclear crises....

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Fukushima operator hit by second multi-billion dollar US lawsuit 29 August 2017

Japanese utility Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings (Tepco) said another lawsuit had been filed in a US court seeking $5 billion in compensation over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the second filed against the utility in a US court. The utility is being sued over improper design, construction and maintenance, claiming compensation for physical, mental and economic damages, the company said in a statement....

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News Extra: Fukushima internal radiation levels at highest level since 2011 meltdown 01 March 2017

Radiation levels inside a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station are at their highest since the plant suffered a triple meltdown almost six years ago. On February 3, the facility’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said atmospheric readings as high as 530 sieverts an hour had been recorded inside the containment vessel of reactor No 2, one of three affected reactors....