A new small robot will be used to inspect the condition of melted nuclear fuel at the second reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant as early as this summer, marking the first full-scale probe since the disaster caused by the massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami in 2011.
BEIJING – In February, four years after pressing pause on one of the world’s most ambitious nuclear energy programs, China quietly green-lighted the construction of two new nuclear reactors.
I remember how three years ago I followed the tragic events in my beloved Japan. From day to day I saw how the Japanese people struggled to cope with the devastating catastrophy from the earthquake and the tsunami. Little did they know that a third disaster would add to their ordeal.
Having to clean up the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl was never going to be simple or easy, but senior officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co. have been forced time and again to apologize for serious problems.
The Asahi Shimbun reported Tuesday that the mud in 468 reservoirs outside of the Fukushima evacuation zone contain levels of cesium high enough to be designated waste that must be removed. The mud in the Myotoishi reservoir, 55 kilometers west...
The Fukushima decommissioning project is one of the biggest engineering challenges of our time: It will likely take 40 years to complete and cost US $15 billion. The operation will involve squadrons of advanced robots, the likes of which we have never seen
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday about 100 tons of highly radioactive water overflowed and spilled from a tank at the Fukushima No. 1 plant. The utility said it believes that the escaped water did not reach the ocean, as...
In March 2011 all of Japan was united by the terrible experience of the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear accident. Three years later this unity is increasingly fracturing as a more complex and uneven reality emerges.
The total amount of beta particle-emitting materials in the samples are likely to be around 10 million becquerels, far higher than the previous high of 3.1 million becquerels for that well, a Tepco official said Thursday.
A Tokyo Electric Power Corp.’s (Tepco) official stands at H4 tank area, at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (AFP Photo / Kimimasa Mayama) A record high level of beta rays released from radioactive...