Showing posts with label Fukushima. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fukushima. Show all posts

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Fukushima To Be Hit By Typhoon, Causing Ocean Contamination (Tepco)

MOSCOW, October 4 (RIA Novosti), Ekaterina Blinova - Tepco, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, has revealed that the approaching typhoon could hit the damaged, decommissioned 40-year old nuclear power facility Fukushima No.1, which was severely affected during the earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

"The deluge would likely cause seawater to mingle with the radiation-tainted water accumulating in the basements of the reactor buildings at the six-unit plant, allowing 100 trillion becquerels of cesium to escape, according to an estimate that Tepco revealed Friday at a meeting of the Nuclear Regulation Authority," the Japan Times reports.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fukushima Water Treatment System Fails Again

A water treatment system to decontaminate radioactive water at Fukushima nuclear plant fails again and thus had to be partially shut down, Japan's NHK news agency reported Saturday.

According to the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the trouble could have been caused by faulty filters.

One of the three lines of the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) was turned off after the engineers found out that the water contains calcium, hindering the elimination of radioactive strontium.

Friday, September 26, 2014

South Africa nuclear plans 'huge risk'. (Greenpeace)

JOHANNESBURG. -(By Hassan Isilow.) -South Africa's plans to invest in nuclear energy are likely to put the country at risk due to the huge costs involved and the potential health risks, an international environmental group has warned.
"As far as Greenpeace Africa is concerned, investing in new nuclear energy is actually going to put this country at risk," Melita Steele, senior climate and energy campaign manager for Greenpeace Africa, told Anadolu Agency in an interview.
On Monday, Russia and South Africa signed an agreement for the construction of new nuclear power plants as part of South Africa's procurement and development program.
The deal, signed in Vienna on the sidelines of an International Atomic Energy Agency conference, calls for the construction by Russia's state-owned nuclear company Rosatom of eight nuclear power units in South Africa.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Effectiveness of Fukushima Ice Wall Unclear to Experts

MOSCOW, August 25 (RIA Novosti) - The effectiveness of Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) plan to create an “ice wall” to contain the waste water used to cool the failed reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is so far unclear to experts.
"As the water comes down the mountains towards the ocean, it's not clear to me that [TEPCO] really knows how it is going to move around that frozen barrier," former US Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman and the head of the international advisory panel to TEPCO Dr. Dale Klein said in an interview with VICE News, published Sunday.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Earthquake - Magnitude 6.8 - OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 2014 July 11, -local time: 04:22 -NO TSUNAMI THREAT

An earthquake with magnitude 6.8 occurred near Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
An earthquake with magnitude 6.8 occurred near Iwaki, Honshu, Japan....

Japan's Meteorological Agency says the quake struck early Saturday 10 kilometres below the sea surface off the coast of Fukushima, northeast of Tokyo.
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Magnitude    Mw 6.8

Region    OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Date time    2014-07-11 19:22:00.9 UTC

Location    37.13 N ; 142.40 E

Depth    10 km

Distances .......

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

TEPCO finds water leak area in crippled Fukushima No.1 reactor

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said it has identified the exact location of water leakage at the bottom of the container of the plant's No. 1 reactor, local media reported Wednesday.

The company said that a remote-controlled robot survey found that water was leaking from a joint in a pipe connected to the No. 1 reactor's primary containment vessel, Kyodo News said.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

US scientists expect radioactive water from Fukushima at American coast by April

American scientists beware that radiation from Japan's leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant could reach Pacific coast in the nearest future. Ken Buesseler, a chemical oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, Mass., reported that four coastal monitoring sites in California and Washington have detected no traces of radiation from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant destruction - "not yet," he said during a telephone press briefing, but noted that it might reach the coast by April.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Tokyo records heaviest snowfall in 45 years (video)

At least 11 people are dead and more than a thousand injured in accidents after heavy snow hit eastern Japan. 

Japan’s weather agency says 27 centimeters of snow fell in Tokyo on Saturday, the heaviest in the capital in 45 years. 

35 centimeters fell in Sendai and 44 centimeters in Fukushima on Sunday morning. The weather cleared in Tokyo on Sunday, but transport systems continued to be disrupted.

US Navy sailors sue Fukushima operators for £600m

Nearly 80 US Navy sailors who supported Japan after the Fukushima disaster demanded £612 million (US$1bn) from Tokyo Electric Power Plant (Tepco), operators of Fukushima. According to plaintiffs, over the last three years they have suffered from different diseases as a result of radiation exposure.

An earthquake that was followed by tsunami and nuclear disaster took place March 11,2011. The USS Ronald Reagan super-carrier was sent to the northeast coast of Japan to assist the country.

Monday, February 03, 2014

US West Coast on high alert against tsunami-washed Japanese invasive species

While winter storms have plunged temperatures across various parts of the United States, the West Coast is bracing itself for an altogether different – yet still very unwelcome – set of seasonal hazards: invading marine life from Japan.
Almost three years after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan’s east coast and set off the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, dislodged debris from the site is still washing up onto American shores. Yet while scientists have downplayed the possibility that the wreckage is contaminated with radiation, they are keeping their eyes peeled for hostile sea creatures hitching rides from across the Pacific. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

TEPCO detects record radiation at Fukushima’s reactor 2, new leak suspected

TEPCO has found a record 1.9 million becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances at its No.2 reactor. Also radioactive cesium was detected in deeper groundwater at No.4 unit’s well, as fears grow of a new leak into the ocean.
The level of beta ray-emitting radioactivity in groundwater around the crippled Fukushima reactor No. 2 reactor has been rising since November, NHK reported.

Previous the highest level – 1.8 million becquerels (bq/liter), of beta-ray sources per liter - was registered at reactor No.1 on December 13.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

TEPCO moves 22 fuel rods from the 4th unit of NPP “Fukushima-1” to a special pool...

Specialists from the Japanese energy company TEPCO, operator of the accident-struck nuclear power plant, “Fukushima -1” have successfully moved 22 fuel elements (rods) from the container to a special pool just 100 meters away from the fourth unit, is being reported in a press release.
Work on extraction of the fuel rods at the fourth power plant, “Fukushima -1” began on Monday, the 18th of November. In the fourth power unit, 1.533 fuel elements are stored, most of them consisting of spent nuclear fuel.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ρομπότ εντοπίζει διαρροές στη Φουκουσίμα.

Για πρώτη φορά ένα τηλεκατευθυνόμενο ρομπότ εντόπισε το ακριβές σημείο διαρροής ραδιενεργού ύδατος από τον αντιδραστήρα 1 της πυρηνικής μονάδας της Φουκουσίμα στην Ιαπωνία.

Χθες, 14 Νοεμβρίου, το ρομπότ που φέρει ειδική κάμερα εντόπισε δύο ρωγμές σε δεξαμενή μέσα στο “τείχος” που περικλείει τον αντιδραστήρα.

Εντωμεταξύ, σήμερα η διαχειρίστρια εταιρεία, Tepco, ανακοίνωσε ότι εντοπίστηκε νέα διαρροή από δεξαμενή ραδιενεργού ύδατος στον πυρηνικό σταθμό της Φουκουσίμα, αντίστοιχη με τη διαρροή που είχε σημειωθεί προ μερικών μηνών.

«Τεχνικός μιας συνεργαζόμενης εταιρείας εντόπισε τη διαρροή σήμερα στις 08:50», αναφέρει στην ανακοίνωσή της η Tepco.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fukushima operator to start fuel-rod removal. -Japan's engineers prepare to move uranium and plutonium fuel rods as part of plant's decades-long decommissioning plan.



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The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has taken the first step in the long and hazardous process of decommissioning the facility, extracting four fuel-rods from their container for later removal.
Tokyo Electric Power Co, known as Tepco, said it transferred the uranium and plutonium rods to a steel cask within the same cooling pool in a badly damaged reactor building, beginning on Monday the delicate and unprecedented task of removing 400 tons of highly irradiated spent fuel from that reactor.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Robot detects locations of radioactive leaks at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

This handout picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on November 13, 2013 shows US nuclear expert Lake Barrett (R) inspecting the unit four reactor building of the crippled TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture. (AFP Photo/TEPCO)
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For the first time, a remote-controlled robot has detected the exact spot of radioactive water leaks from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant’s Reactor 1, local media reported.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

First wind turbine starts to spin near Fukushima. (video)

Japan has switched on the first wind turbine at a proposed wind farm 20 kilometres off the coast of Fukushima. The 143 turbines at the planned wind farm near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will have a capacity to generate one gigawatt of power. 

By comparison the nuclear plant had a capcity of four-and-a-half gigawatts. 

The turbines will help restore energy supplies to a region decimated by the multiple meltdowns of the nuclear plan following a tsunami in March 2011.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Fukushima debris island the size of Texas floating to the US.

A massive island of debris is slowly making its way to the United States after forming in the wake of the tsunami that rocked Japan back in 2011. The tsunami killed almost 16,000 people in Japan, caused numerous problems at the nuclear plant in Fukushima, and dislodged more than 1.5 million floating objects into the Pacific Ocean. Now, a collection of debris the size of Texas is roughly 1,700 miles off the coast of California. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the debris scattered by the tsunami has been spread around an area of the ocean that’s three times the size of the continental United States. It also said to expect trash to continue arriving on American shores for the next few years. Already, objects such as boats, rooftops, soccer balls, and docks have hit various parts of the West Coast. Even more will arrive with the Texas-sized island, but, more than the trash, scientists are interested in the organisms that could be living on them........http://rt.com/usa/fukushima-debris-island-texas-266/ 5/11/13 --

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Fukushima: Verstrahltes Wasser bedroht den Pazifik

Die Reaktorblöcke 1 (rechts) und 2 des havarierten Atomkraftwerks Fukushima (Foto: Zeit.de)
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In Fukushima droht die nächste Katastrophe: Das verstrahlte Wasser könnte bald in den Pazifik fließen. Eine chemische Barriere hat sich als unwirksam erwiesen.

Das radioaktiv verstrahlte Grundwasser auf dem Gelände des havarierten Atomkraftwerks Fukushima steigt in dramatischem Maße und bedroht den nahegelegenen Pazifischen Ozean. Das Wasser könne innerhalb der nächsten drei Wochen an die Oberfläche treten, meldete die japanische Tageszeitung Asahi unter Berufung auf ein Krisentreffen.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Έως 44 δισ. ευρώ η απορρύπανση της Φουκουσίμα

Η απορρύπανση και ο καθαρισμός της περιοχής γύρω από τον πυρηνικό σταθμό της Φουκουσίμα μπορεί να κοστίσει ως και 44 δισ. ευρώ, σύμφωνα με επίσημη έκθεση, ενώ για τρίτη φορά σήμερα ατμός έγινε ορατός πάνω από το κτίριο που στεγάζει τον αντιδραστήρα Νο3. 

Σύμφωνα με το εθνικό Ινστιτούτο Επιστήμης και Βιομηχανικής Τεχνολογίας, το κόστος των επιχειρήσεων καθαρισμού και απορρύπανσης θα είναι πενταπλάσιο απ' αυτό που είχε αρχικά υπολογίσει η κυβέρνηση. 
 
"Ελπίζουμε ότι η μελέτη αυτή θα βοηθήσει στην κατάρτιση σχεδίων για την απορρύπανση των δασών και των αγροτικών περιοχών κι ότι θα ευνοήσει την επιστροφή των κατοίκων στις περιοχές αυτές", τονίζει το Ινστιτούτο στην έκθεσή του την οποία έδωσε χθες στη δημοσιότητα.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Fukushima gets wind farm two years after nuclear disaster - video

A wind turbine is transported from Tokyo to the coast of Fukushima to become part of a floating wind farm which will generate power from October

The Japanese government hopes the wind farm will help the region recover from the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
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