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Technology to Look Inside Fukushima Reactors Faces Challenge – ABC News


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Technology to Look Inside Fukushima Reactors Faces Challenge
ABC News
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


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


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 – Gazette Newspapers


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Aquarium CEO Talks Stewardship, New Fukushima Show
Gazette Newspapers
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 – Telegraph.co.uk


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British robots glimpse inside the Fukushima nuclear plant
Telegraph.co.uk
"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
eco-business.com -Greenfield Daily Reporter
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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 … – TIME


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The $6.8 Billion Great Wall of Japan: Fukushima Cleanup Takes on Epic
TIME
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)
Christian Science Monitor
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Posted on 24 March 2015 | 9:52 pm

8-limbed robot to help Japan’s Fukushima cleanup – CBS News


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8-limbed robot to help Japan's Fukushima cleanup
CBS News
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

Muon data confirms fuel melt at Fukushima Daiichi 1 – World Nuclear News


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 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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At Beaver Valley, upgrades are underway in response to Fukushima disaster
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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 – NPR (blog)


NPR (blog)

Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima
NPR (blog)
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

Technology to look inside Fukushima reactors faces challenge

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

Japan makes a start on sharing lessons from nuclear crisis

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

Japan makes a start on sharing lessons from nuclear crisis – TRFN

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

Contaminated water grows at Fukushima nuclear plant

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 $6.8 Billion Great Wall of Japan: Fukushima Cleanup Takes on Epic Proportion

'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

Fukushima cleanup: What to do with a torrent of radioactive water

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

Soils retain, contain radioactivity in Fukushima

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

NY Philharmonic plays pieces by Fukushima children

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

The Fukushima Disaster Wasn't Disastrous Because Of The Radiation

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

"Fukushima Revita station," a Portal site for Information on Fukushima's Revitalization, Launched

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