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Technology to Look Inside Fukushima Reactors Faces Challenge
But what went wrong, even in a simple demonstration for reporters Friday for the 500 million yen ($5 million) project, was a sobering reminder of the enormous challenges that lie ahead for the decommissioning of Fukushima Dai-ichi. Muons are cosmic-ray …
Cutting-edge tech to scan Fukushima for nuclear fuel flops in front of reportersRT
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Posted on 27 March 2015 | 3:38 pm
YOLA and a musical experiment in Fukushima, Japan
Los Angeles Times
When 15 student musicians in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles arrived here Thursday, the expectation was to find this coastal Japanese city, which suffered some of the worst damage from the 2011 Fukushima earthquake and …
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 1:30 pm
Setback at Fukushima No. 1 plant threatens reactor 3 rod removal
The Japan Times
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has disclosed that a 35-ton piece of machinery debris might be resting on the inner gate of the spent fuel pool for reactor 3 of the Fukushima No. 1 power plant and that the gate is slightly out of position. Tepco said Thursday …
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 11:19 am
Aquarium CEO Talks Stewardship, New Fukushima Show
Schubel and Dr. Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at Woods Hole, said they wanted to provide the public with information about sources of radioactivity in the Pacific prior to, and now, after Fukushima. They noted that we already live in a radioactive …
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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 8:09 am
British robots glimpse inside the Fukushima nuclear plant
"It has blown the socks off the engineers at Fukushima," said Pete Woolaghan, a director of Createc. "We have been able to give them an accurate and exact image of the dose environment that they are faced with, which is enabling them to formulate plans …
Police officer searches scrubland in Ukedo, Fukushima prefecture, four years …NEWS.com.au
Robots go where engineers fear to tread in hunt for Fukushima radioactive hot …Times LIVE
The Hunt For Fukushima's Missing Reactor FuelOilPrice.com
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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 7:06 am
The $6.8 Billion Great Wall of Japan: Fukushima Cleanup Takes on Epic …
More than four years after the catastrophic tsunami that crippled several nuclear reactors in Fukushima, the Japanese utility that owns the site is struggling to deal with a continuous flood of radioactive water.
The Fukushima Cleanup Wasted Half a Billion Dollars on Bad TechnologyGizmodo
Japanese audit finds $1.6 billion wasted in Fukushima nuclear plant cleanupFox News
Amid rampant waste, Fukushima's frozen wall up in smokeAl Jazeera America (blog)
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Posted on 24 March 2015 | 9:52 pm
8-limbed robot to help Japan's Fukushima cleanup
Just last month, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it was preparing to send a snake-like robot inside one of the three melted reactors to determine the extent of damage as part of an effort to eventually decommission the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.
Meet The Octopus: A Robot That Can Save LivesENGINEERING.com
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Posted on 23 March 2015 | 4:32 pm
World Nuclear News
Muon data confirms fuel melt at Fukushima Daiichi 1
World Nuclear News
Initial results from using a muon detection system at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi unit 1 in Japan appear to confirm that most of the fuel has melted and dropped from its original position within the core, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) announced.
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Posted on 23 March 2015 | 4:02 pm
At Beaver Valley, upgrades are underway in response to Fukushima disaster
The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan that devastated the Fukushima nuclear complex required a soul-searching refinement of risk and a reassessment of preparedness for an industry that has always prided itself on rigid security measures.
Posted on 23 March 2015 | 3:18 pm
Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima
Nearly four years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, people in Japan are still hesitant to eat foods grown around the site of the accident. They worry that anything grown in the region will contain dangerous levels of radioactive elements …
This chemical could protect plants from radioactive fallout at FukushimaThe Verge
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Posted on 5 March 2015 | 9:56 pm
Fukushima – Yahoo News Search Results
The cutting-edge technology was billed as a way to decipher where exactly the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of reactors in the Japanese power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four years ago.
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 4:17 pm
By Megan Rowling SENDAI, Japan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When professional boxer and model Tomomi Takano heard that children in Japan's Fukushima prefecture were becoming unfit and overweight as the 2011 nuclear crisis there limited the time they could play outside, she decided to use her skills to help. "They really concentrated on the boxing and tried hard," she said at a recent U.N …
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 1:06 am
When professional boxer and model Tomomi Takano heard that children in Japan's Fukushima prefecture were becoming unfit and overweight as the 2011 nuclear crisis there limited the time they could play outside, she decided to use her skills to help. "They really concentrated on the boxing and tried hard," she said at a recent U.N. conference on disasters in the northeastern city of Sendai. The …
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 1:00 am
Elizabeth Shim FUKUSHIMA, Japan, March 24 (UPI) — Japanese electric utility TEPCO is confronting ongoing water leaks and other problems at its Fukushima nuclear plant, but is moving forward with plans to scrap the plant in 30 to 40 years.
Posted on 25 March 2015 | 2:42 am
'The Great Wall of Japan' may be able to prevent future disasters, but the cleanup could take another forty years before it's complete
Posted on 24 March 2015 | 10:08 pm
Getting a handle on the Fukushima disaster recovery, let alone permanently cleaning up the site, has been extraordinarily difficult. The problem is the daily flood of rainwater that flows downhill towards the sea, rushing into the mangled radioactive site.
Posted on 24 March 2015 | 7:50 pm
The soil's physical and chemical properties in rice fields around the Fukushima site have been the focus of recent study. Researchers examined factors affecting soil-to-plant transfer of radioactive cesium (radiocesium) in the Fukushima area.
Posted on 24 March 2015 | 7:49 pm
New York Philharmonic musicians are accustomed to playing the most demanding works, but they are also performing some that are deceptively simple — composed by children from Japan's disaster-hit Fukushima. In an exchange that has fascinated participants, children unschooled in musical theory are producing pieces that are transcribed and performed by Philharmonic musicians. The project is part …
Posted on 24 March 2015 | 7:55 am
Four years after the Fukushima nuclear reactors withstood one of the largest earthquakes in history, only to fall to the largest tsunami in history, the most important thing to realize is what did not happen – no increased cancers, no contaminated food, no contaminated fish, most evacuees can go home, and there will be no Fukushima Death Toll. In fact, some Superfund sites in the United States …
Posted on 16 March 2015 | 3:14 pm
Under its slogan, "Future From Fukushima," the Fukushima Prefecture Public Relations Division has been primarily using Facebook as its information-sharing platform, providing a forum for anyone in or outside the prefecture to participate and interact.
Posted on 12 March 2015 | 7:00 am