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11 years later, fate of Fukushima reactor cleanup uncertain via ABC

By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press […] Workers were preparing for the planned construction of an Olympic pool-sized shaft for use in a highly controversial plan set to begin in the spring of 2023 to gradually get rid of treated radioactive … Continue reading

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How the Cleanup of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Got So Expensive via APJ Japan Focus

Philip Brasor and Masako Tsubuku Many of the Japanese print and broadcast features related to the 10th anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami addressed the current circumstances of the people affected, with a recurring theme of how difficult it has been … Continue reading

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Climbing without a map: Japan’s nuclear clean-up has no end in sight via Nasdaq

By Sakura Murakami and Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, March 12 (Reuters) – For one minute last week, workers at the Fukushima nuclear station fell silent to mark the 10-year anniversary of a natural disaster that triggered the worst nuclear accident since … Continue reading

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85% of Special Decontamination Area remained contaminated Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning road map unachievable – a new plan is inevitable via Greenpeace Japan

[…] “Successive governments during the last ten years, and largely under prime minister Shinzo Abe, have attempted to perpetrate a myth about the nuclear disaster. They have sought to deceive the Japanese people by misrepresenting the effectiveness of the decontamination … Continue reading

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Water leaks indicate new damage at Fukushima nuclear plant via AP

By MARI YAMAGUCHI TOKYO (AP) — Cooling water levels have fallen in two reactors at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant since a powerful earthquake hit the area last weekend, indicating possible additional damage, its operator said Friday. New damage could … Continue reading

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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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Radiation levels at Fukushima plant far worse than was thought via Asahi Shimbun

By NORIHIKO KUWABARA/ Staff Writer Exceedingly high radiation levels found inside crippled reactor buildings at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant were labeled by nuclear regulators as an “extremely serious” challenge to the shutdown process and overall decommissioning of the site. The … Continue reading

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Fukushima nuclear debris removal to be delayed due to pandemic via The Japan Times

The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which suffered core meltdowns in 2011, has decided to delay the removal of nuclear debris by about one year from 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, sources said Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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The International Atomic Energy Agency will monitor the nuclear fuel removal operations in Fukushima, Japan via the Teller Report

China News Service, November 22. According to Kyodo News, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan’s Agency for Atomic Energy Regulations will prevent the melted nuclear fuel (fuel fragments) from the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power … Continue reading

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DAN ROBITZSKI […] After the devastating storm that brought down the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan imposed a slew of new safety standards, Agence France-Presse reports. A reactor at the Onagawa nuclear plant, which was damaged by the same tsunami but fared … Continue reading

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