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Newly found Fukushima plant contamination may delay cleanup via The Asahi Shimbun

A draft investigation report into the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown, adopted by Japanese nuclear regulators Wednesday, says it has detected dangerously high levels of radioactive contamination at two of the three reactors, adding to concerns about decommissioning challenges. The interim … Continue reading

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Lethal radiation detected at Fukushima plant via NHK World

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has released the results of its latest probe of the site. A remote-controlled inspection of the Unit 2 reactor containment vessel last month detected a maximum of 8 sieverts per … Continue reading

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Removal of nuke fuel debris at Fukushima plant set for 2020 via The Asahi Shimbun

The extraction of melted nuclear fuel rod debris at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant could begin in 2020, or 18 months earlier than originally anticipated, the central government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. said June 10. In releasing … Continue reading

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