Tepco fails to stop toxic water inflow into tunnels — Mainichi; NHK World

” TOKYO (Kyodo) — The operator of the disaster-struck Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant said Friday its attempt to stop the flow of highly toxic water into underground tunnels by the sea had failed, but it will now try using special cement. Some 11,000 tons of highly radioactive water has accumulated inside the tunnels — trenches … Continue reading

Fukushima radiation 100 miles off California coast — Zero Hedge

” While no US federal agency sees fit to monitor ocean radioactivity in coastal waters, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) has taken on the task of keeping the information flowing in a world of ‘promises’ that everything will be ok. As WHOI reports this week, scientists have detected the presence of small amounts of … Continue reading

Panel finds Asahi report on Fukushima plant as having ‘major errors’ — Mainichi

” TOKYO (Kyodo) — A panel appointed by The Asahi Shimbun to review its reporting concluded on Wednesday that the newspaper’s May scoop on testimony by the late chief of the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear plant contained “major errors,” endorsing the daily’s retraction of the report earlier. The major Japanese daily issued an apology to workers … Continue reading

Tepco unable to halt tainted water flowing into tunnels at Fukushima — The Japan Times

” Tokyo Electric Power Co. appears unable to stem the flow of radioactive water from the No. 2 reactor building to underground tunnels at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, officials said. Tepco has injected cement into the joints that connect the tunnels, which are used to run cables, and the building to halt the … Continue reading

South Korean court rules for plaintiff, link between nuclear power plant radiation and cancer — Citizen-Scientist: International Symposium on Radiation Protection

” SEOUL–A South Korean court for the first time has ruled in favor of a plaintiff claiming a link between radiation from a nuclear power plant and cancer—a verdict that could trigger similar lawsuits in a country that depends heavily on nuclear power. The Busan District Court ruled Friday in favor of a claim by … Continue reading

Fukushima £11bn cleanup progresses, but there is no cause for optimism — The Guardian; The Associated Press

Here are the latest updates and figures from The Guardian. ” With 500,000 tonnes of contaminated water onsite and reactor 1 off limits until 2025, decommissioning will take 40 years The man in charge of cleaning up the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has admitted there is little cause for optimism while thousands of … Continue reading