August 29, 2016

F. Daiichi prepares for Typhoon Lionrock. The storm has winds of 140 km/hr, producing high wave action and torrential rains. Tepco staff is securing cables and hoses while awaiting the brunt of the typhoon, which is expected to hit tomorrow. All work with cranes will...

August 25, 2016

Two Tepco nuclear units could pass NRA safety tests by next March. Units 5 & 6 at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa (K-K) station are about ready for Nuclear Regulation Authority pre-start up screening. If they clear the NRA regulatory hurdles, K-K 5 & 6 might be the first...

August 22, 2016

Some Okuma evacuees make temporary returns to home. Residents were allowed to stay at home to celebrate the Buddhist “bon” holiday in the part of the town that is officially going to have restrictions lifted next year. Only 12 people from six families took advantage...

August 18, 2016

Fukushima Prefecture is hosting a workshop to combat radiation misinformation. The “Radiation Protection Workshop in Fukushima 2016” opened on August 15, and will run through the 20th.  The event is for high school students from Fukushima, Tokyo, and three countries...

August 15, 2016

The process of restarting Ikata unit #3 began Friday. The initial step of control rod withdrawal garnered headlines across Japan. On the other hand, the milestone of initial criticality received about half of the original coverage, and the first generation of...

August 11, 2016

A Tokyo court rules against Tepco over a dementia patient’s disappearance. The Tokyo District Court ordered the company to pay more than $200,000 in compensation to the family of a woman who vanished from a Futaba hospital a few days after the earthquake and tsunami...

August 8, 2016

Seabed radiocesium contamination is not transmitted to fish. A team from Japan’s National Research Institute of Fisheries Science ran a 70-day experiment to see if a typically-contaminated sea floor was being ingested by fish. They took actual sea-floor deposits from...

August 4, 2016

All fiscal 2015 marine products were found safe. Fukushima Prefecture announced the good news on Monday, July 25th, but no news outlets reported on it. The testing period ending in March, 2016, included 8,438 marine products existing within a 20km radius of F....

August 1, 2016

Tomioka Town begins preparation for repopulation. Tokyo plans to begin temporary home stays for two zones in Tomioka, which is located between 5-12km south of F. Daiichi and inside the mandated evacuation zone. The government wants to lift the current restrictions by...