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Japan:Reactor decommissioning to take 40 years

Friday, December 16, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 16, 2011

With a condition of cold shutdown achieved, the focus now shifts to scrapping the crippled reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, after removing the melted nuclear fuel. The job may take up to 40 years. Read more…

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Japan:TEPCO retracts criticality call +Related Article

Thursday, November 3, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 3 ,2011

The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant has retracted an earlier assessment that a continuous nuclear reaction, or a criticality, could have taken place in the damaged Number 2 reactor.

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Japan:2 workers showered with highly radioactive water

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 31,2011

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Japan:TEPCO to test run cooling system for No.4 reactor

Sunday, July 31, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 31,2011
The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is set to test run a system to cool a spent fuel storage pool at the No.4 reactor as early as Sunday. Read more…

Japan:TEPCO to extract air from troubled reactors

Friday, July 29, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 29,2011

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Japan:IAEA chief says cooling operation going as planned

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 26,2011
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says operations to bring the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant under control are going as planned. Read more…

Japan:Fukushima reactors cooling – Japanese PM

Saturday, July 16, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 16,2011
After fixing water contamination problems, engineers at Fukushima are making progress towards cooling the damaged reactors at the crippled nuclear power plant. Read more…

Japan:TEPCO again stops key reactor cooling system

Friday, July 15, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 15,2011
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant continues to struggle in its efforts to stably cool the facility’s reactors. Workers have again halted a key Read more…

Japan:Fukushima fuel rods removal can begin in 10 years

Sunday, July 10, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 10,2011

An expert on decommissioning nuclear power plants says work to remove fuel rods at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant can begin in 10 years.

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Japan:Govt., TEPCO draw roadmap to reactor decommission

Saturday, July 9, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 9,2011
A roadmap toward decommissioning of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant indicates that the removal of melted nuclear fuel rods at the plant may begin in 10 years. Read more…