Tepco may need to dump Fukushima water into sea, UN says — Bloomberg Business

” Tokyo Electric Power Co. should consider discharging water contaminated by the Fukushima Daiichi reactor meltdowns into the Pacific Ocean, the International Atomic Energy Agency said. More than four years after the nuclear power-plant disaster in Japan, the United Nations agency renewed pressure for an alternative to holding the tainted water in tanks and offered … Continue reading

Tepco starts removing cover for Fukushima reactor — NHK World via Fukushima Update

” via NHK World / May 15, 2015 / The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant began work on Friday morning to dismantle the cover of the No.1 reactor building. The cover was installed after the March 2011 nuclear accident to prevent radioactive dust from dispersing. The reactor experienced a hydrogen explosion at the … Continue reading

Experts say faults under Japan nuclear plant may be active — Kyodo News

” Geological experts on a panel under the Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday that faults running beneath a nuclear plant in central Japan may be active, clouding the prospects for resumption of its operations. Four outside experts of the five-member panel told a meeting it is possible the fault running right under the No. 1 … Continue reading

Taiwan tightens controls on Japan food imports, citing mislabeling — The Japan Times

And it looks like the U.S. isn’t the only country concerned with contamination of its Japanese food imports. The Japan Times: ” TAIPEI – Taiwan imposed new restrictions on food imported from Japan on Friday after hundreds of products were recalled over labels that disguised the fact that they came from areas affected by the nuclear … Continue reading

Tepco could improve handling of radioactive waste at wrecked Fukushima plant, IAEA says — The Japan Times

After reading the information provided on this blog, I’ll let your decided whether the IAEA is making a fair assessment of TEPCO’s cleanup “progress” at Fukushima Daiichi. The Japan Times: ” VIENNA – The United Nations nuclear watchdog said Thursday the management of radioactive waste and contaminated water at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear … Continue reading

LDP wants Fukushima evac orders lifted early in some areas by end of fiscal 2016 — The Japan Times

” A task force in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party plans to ask the government to lift evacuation orders for areas with “relatively low” radiation around the meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant by the end of fiscal 2016. The politicians want to speed up residents’ return to radiation-tainted areas and discussed measures, including lifting … Continue reading