Extensive damage slows Fukushima storage pool fuel removal — Jiji Press via The Yomiuri Shimbun

” FUKUSHIMA (Jiji Press) — Beginning in fiscal 2015, Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to begin removal of fuel assemblies from one of the storage pools at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which was left crippled four years ago in Japan’s worst nuclear accident. In the No. 3 reactor pool are 514 spent … Continue reading

Four years after: 71% of residents dissatisfied with work at Fukushima nuclear plant — The Asahi Shimbun

” Around 71 percent of Fukushima Prefecture residents remain dissatisfied with the central government’s handling of the nuclear disaster four years after the triple meltdown forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes, a survey showed. Only 14 percent of respondents were satisfied with the central government’s efforts at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear … Continue reading

Transfer of Fukushima clean-up waste gets go-ahead — World Nuclear News

” The transfer of radioactive soil and waste generated from clean-up work following the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant to a provisional storage site has been approved by the governor of Fukushima prefecture and the mayors of Futaba and Okuma. In August 2014, the then governor of Fukushima Prefecture Yuhei Sato approved … Continue reading

Purification of contaminated water to be delayed by more than a year at Fukushima plant — Mainichi

” The planned completion of the purification of highly radioactive water stored at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is expected to be pushed back to sometime around May next year, more than a year later than initially planned, it has been learned. Naohiro Masuda, chief decommissioning officer at the Fukushima Daiichi Decontamination & … Continue reading

Kansai Electric gets NRA go-ahead to restart two reactors in Fukui — The Asahi Shimbun

” Japan’s nuclear watchdog gave the green light Feb. 12 to restart two idled reactors at a plant in Fukui Prefecture, adding impetus to government efforts to bring nuclear facilities back online. The Nuclear Regulation Authority approved enhanced safety measures submitted by Kansai Electric Power Co. for the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at … Continue reading

Nuclear watchdog takes Tepco to task for delay in leakage report — The Asahi Shimbun; Tepco sorry for failing to disclose latest radioactive water leak — The Japan Times; NHK World and Arirang News videos

The Asahi Shimbun: ” The nation’s nuclear watchdog body slammed Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Feb. 27 over its failure to disclose information on the leakage of radioactive rainwater into the sea from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Plant operator TEPCO disclosed many months later that a drainage ditch near the wrecked … Continue reading