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European teams demonstrate progress in emergency response robotics since … – Phys.Org


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European teams demonstrate progress in emergency response robotics since
Phys.Org
The Fukushima experience was a learning curve for the robotics community. It became clear that in situations like this robots need – among other things – radiation shielding in order to ensure that communication is not disrupted. Scientific American

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 2:30 pm

Nuclear reactors approved in China after Fukushima freeze – CCTV


South China Morning Post (subscription)

Nuclear reactors approved in China after Fukushima freeze
CCTV
Early this year, the green light was given by the State Council for two nuclear reactors to be built in the city of Dalian in northeast China's Liaoning Province, the first such approval since the meltdown at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant. The news
Fukushima N-fuel debris schedule may be reviewedThe Japan News
CNNC International eyes uranium projects in Kazakhstan, Canada and AustraliaSouth China Morning Post (subscription)

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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 8:19 am

​Japan takes S. Korea to WTO over Fukushima food restrictions – RT


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​Japan takes S. Korea to WTO over Fukushima food restrictions
RT
Japan has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over South Korea's restrictions on Japanese imports, enacted after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Tokyo calls the measure inappropriate and says it violates the rules of international trade.
Japan takes South Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictionsThe Japan Times
UPDATE 2-Japan takes South Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food Reuters UK

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Posted on 21 May 2015 | 7:52 pm

Website shares photos, memories of evacuated Fukushima town – Asahi Shimbun


Asahi Shimbun

Website shares photos, memories of evacuated Fukushima town
Asahi Shimbun
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture–Once home to more than 6,000 people, the northeastern coastal town of Futaba today remains completely evacuated following the nuclear accident triggered by the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. The tragedy and …

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 7:00 pm

Fukushima pressure relief system failed at Reactor-2 after disaster, TEPCO reveals – RT


RT

Fukushima pressure relief system failed at Reactor-2 after disaster, TEPCO reveals
RT
The latest report by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has shed more light on the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, revealing a failure in one of the reactors' pressure relief systems. The new report looks into data discovered by a robot that
Tepco sees progress in understanding of Fukushima accidentWorld Nuclear News
Fukushima nuclear plant ordered to upgrade its computers from Windows XPBGR
Ex-Futaba mayor sues state, Tepco over Fukushima nuclear disasterThe Japan Times
Asahi Shimbun -Business Standard
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Posted on 21 May 2015 | 2:44 pm

Fukushima again tops in grand prizes at sake competition – Asahi Shimbun


Asahi Shimbun

Fukushima again tops in grand prizes at sake competition
Asahi Shimbun
“Producers in Fukushima are determined to overcome the adversity of the nuclear accident, thinking, 'We shall make a good product,'” said Kenji Hiroki, 48, who runs the Hiroki Shuzo Honten in Aizu-Bange, Fukushima Prefecture. “I'm happy because I

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 9:26 am

Fukushima children face 6000 % increase of thyroid cancer – Pravda


Pravda

Fukushima children face 6000 % increase of thyroid cancer
Pravda
Professor Tokonami Shinji of Hirosaki University tried to measure exposure levels immediately after the explosions, but was halted by Fukushima Prefecture, which accused him of stirring up trouble. Tokonami went on to test 65 Fukushima residents one …

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 9:10 am

Ex-mayor sues state, TEPCO for stress caused by nuclear disaster – Asahi Shimbun


Asahi Shimbun

Ex-mayor sues state, TEPCO for stress caused by nuclear disaster
Asahi Shimbun
A former mayor who was exposed to high levels of radiation after the 2011 nuclear disaster is suing the central government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima power plant for stress. Katsutaka Idogawa, the former mayor of Futaba in Fukushima …

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Posted on 21 May 2015 | 6:33 am

Haunting video shows Fukushima four years on from nuclear disaster – New Zealand Herald


Haunting video shows Fukushima four years on from nuclear disaster
New Zealand Herald
The town of Tomioka, near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has been largely abandoned since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The tsunami caused a nuclear incident that was the largest since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.

Posted on 19 May 2015 | 12:58 am

Fukushima may end free housing for voluntary nuclear evacuees in 2017 – The Japan Times


Fukushima may end free housing for voluntary nuclear evacuees in 2017
The Japan Times
FUKUSHIMA – The Fukushima Prefectural Government may stop providing free accommodations at the end of March 2017 for people who voluntarily left areas in the prefecture not subject to nuclear evacuation advisories, sources said. Officials hope to …

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Posted on 18 May 2015 | 6:21 am

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Technology To Clean Up Fukushima Plant Doesn’t Exist Yet

In an attempt to assess the No.1 Fukushima Daiichi power plant, a cleverly designed robot made some progress but broke down before completing its mission

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 8:51 pm

New, Haunting Video Inside Ground Zero Of Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Shows Colossal Radiation

The first video and photos taken inside ground zero of the Fukushima nuclear powerplant that melted down in the 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami show a devastating radioactive mess.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 7:44 pm

Robot Quits After Recording Footage in Fukushima's Crippled Reactor

A robot probe sent into the crippled reactor at Japan???s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant stopped working three hours into its 10-hour mission.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 11:26 am

Robot Quits After Recording Footage Inside Fukushima's Crippled Reactor

A robot probe sent into the crippled reactor at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant stopped working three hours into its 10-hour mission, but not before sending back the first pictures from inside. The haunting grainy footage released by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) shows the robot moving through debris along a grated platform inside Fukushima’s No. 1 reactor. Steam is clearly …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 11:12 am

Japan court halts restart of two reactors in blow to nuclear sector

By Kentaro Hamada FUKUI, Japan (Reuters) – A Japanese court on Tuesday issued an injunction to prevent the restart of two reactors citing safety concerns, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to return to atomic energy four years after the Fukushima crisis. It is the second court ruling in less than a year against reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power, the country's most nuclear …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 9:43 am

Japan's post-Fukushima nuclear restart plans dealt a blow by court ruling

Judges rule against restart of reactors at Takahama plant over safety concerns, dealing setback to PM’s plans to relaunch nuclear power generation four years after disaster A court in Japan has dealt a blow to plans by the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, to relaunch nuclear power generation four years after the Fukushima meltdown by halting the restart of two reactors over safety concerns. The …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 9:15 am

1st robot into Fukushima reactor stalls, but gets some data

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said Monday that the first robot sent inside one of the melted reactors stalled before finishing its work but collected data that indicates a path exists to send robots deeper into the reactor.

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 4:02 pm

Transforming robot gets stuck in Fukushima nuclear reactor

The ability to change shape hasn’t saved a robot probe from getting stuck inside a crippled Japanese nuclear reactor. Tokyo Electric Power will likely leave the probe inside the reactor housing at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex north of Tokyo after it stopped moving. On Friday, the utility sent a robot for the first time into the primary containment vessel (PCV) of reactor No. 1 at the plant …

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 9:35 am

Fukushima robot stranded after stalling inside reactor

Robot stopped moving hours into first inspection of containment vessel, and similar inspection using separate device is postponed Decommissioning work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has suffered a setback after a robot sent in to a damaged reactor to locate melted fuel stalled hours into its mission and had to be abandoned. The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said …

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 8:30 am

Trace Amounts of Fukushima Radiation Turn Up in Canada

Very low levels of radioactive chemicals that leaked from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster have been detected along the North American coast for the first time, scientists said yesterday (April 6). Trace amounts of cesium-134 and cesium-137 (radioactive isotopes) were found in seawater collected Feb. 19, 2015, at a dock in Ucluelet, a town on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British …

Posted on 8 April 2015 | 12:34 pm