Posts Tagged ‘Fukushima’

Japan – Water leak found at Fukushima Daiichi plant

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Comments off


Laaska News  August  14,  2012

Tokyo Electric Power Company has reported a radioactive water leak at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant’s Number 4 reactor.

The utility says a worker patrolling on Tuesday morning found water one-centimeter deep across a 350-square-meter room on the first floor of the turbine building. Read more…

Japan – Ohi No.4 reactor working at full capacity

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  July 25,   2012

The second reactor to resume operation in Japan after the nuclear accident in Fukushima is now generating power at full capacity.

Officials raised the output of the No.4 reactor at the Ohi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture, central Japan, at midnight on Tuesday after final safety Read more…

Japan – Strontium at Fukushima plant flows into sea

Thursday, April 5, 2012 Comments off

Tokyo Electric Power Company says more radioactive wastewater has leaked from its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and flowed into the sea. The water contained high levels of strontium. Read more…

Japan – Govt. tightens control over cesium in food

Monday, April 2, 2012 Comments off

The Japanese government is setting stricter standards for permissible levels of radioactive cesium in food products.

Local governments will begin applying the new inspection rules on Monday. Read more…

TEPCO: Just 60cm of water in Fukushima reactor

Monday, March 26, 2012 Comments off



Tokyo Electric Power Company says it has found that the cooling water in one of the damaged reactors at Fukushima is only 60 centimeters deep, far lower than previously thought. Read more…

One of Japan’s last 2 nuclear plants to shut down

Sunday, March 25, 2012 Comments off

Tokyo Electric Power Company will begin work to shut down a nuclear reactor in Niigata Prefecture, central Japan, for regular inspections.

It is the only active reactor operated by TEPCO, and one of the last 2 reactors currently operating in Japan. Read more…

Japan – Camera inserted in Fukushima No.4 reactor

Friday, March 16, 2012 Comments off

Debris from a hydrogen explosion and large volume of floating objects were observed inside the Number 4 reactor of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Read more…

Japan – Radiation high near suppression chambers

Thursday, March 15, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Mar. 15, 2012

High levels of radiation have been detected near suppression chambers of 2 of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The radiation levels are too high for workers to continue inspections. Read more…

Japan – Protestors say “No” to nuclear power plants

Monday, March 12, 2012 Comments off

Around 30,000 protestors came together in France on Sunday to form a human chain to call for an end to nuclear energy.

One year after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, people linked arms for some 230 kilometers along a major road in southeastern France, where many nuclear facilities are located. Read more…

Japan -Thyroid screenings detect relatively high exposure

Saturday, March 10, 2012 Comments off

Experts have detected radioactive iodine in the thyroid glands of 80 percent of the people who used to live near the Fukushima nuclear plant. Five of them had dosages of more than 50 millisieverts. Read more…