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A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials are in Japan to officially launch a multi-year review of the planned release of treated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. It is the IAEA's first mission as part of its review and monitoring assistance to support Japan before, during and after the discharge of treated water, which is expected to start in 2023.

Date: Tuesday, 07 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-launches-review-of-Fukushima-water-release

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts on 27 August completed a two-month review of Japan's plans and activities to decommission the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, highlighting considerable achievements over the past decade as well as major challenges ahead. It followed four previous such IAEA missions since the 2011 accident and was conducted at the request of the Government of Japan.

Date: Wednesday, 01 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-review-of-japans-plans-to-decommission-fukushima-daiichi-9043845

Conditions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant site have improved since a review in 2018, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded following its fifth review of Japan's plans and activities to decommission the plant. The IAEA team of experts reviewed the current situation at the site and future plans in areas such as the removal of used fuel and the retrieval of fuel debris, radioactive waste, water and site management.

Date: Saturday, 28 August 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-sees-continued-progress-at-Fukushima-Daii-(1)

The Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) plan to release treated radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi NPP about 1 kilometre off the coast, according to a plan released by Tepco on 25 August. The treated water, containing radioactive tritium, will be released through an undersea tunnel. The government and Tepco concluded that the use of such a tunnel would create less reputational damage than releasing the water directly from the coast near the plant.

Date: Friday, 27 August 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstreated-water-from-fukushima-to-be-released-to-the-sea-through-1-km-tunnel-9032666

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has announced plans for the construction of an undersea tunnel, about 1 kilometre in length, for the discharge of treated water currently stored at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The tunnel will release the tritiated water into an area of the ocean away from the plant but where no fishing rights are in place.

Date: Friday, 27 August 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Undersea-tunnel-to-discharge-Fukushima-Daiichi-wat

Japanese laboratories monitoring radionuclides in seawater, marine sediment and fish near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant continue to produce reliable data, according to a new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report. Meanwhile, Tokyo Electric Power Company plans to rear fish in treated radioactive water from the plant to demonstrate its safety. A University of Georgia study has shown that radioactive contamination in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone can be measured through its resident snakes.

Date: Saturday, 31 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Monitoring-Fukushima-radiation-on-land-and-sea

Japan’s interim used fuel storage facility under construction in Mutsu, Aomori prefecture is now expected to begin operating in fiscal year 2023 (ending March 2024), the Recyclable-Fuel Storage Company Ltd (RFS) said on 27 July. This is just the latest in a series of delays to the project.

Date: Friday, 30 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmore-delays-japanese-used-fuel-store-8946114

Recyclable-Fuel Storage Company Ltd (RFS) now expects its interim used fuel storage facility in Mutsu, Aomori prefecture, to begin operating in fiscal year 2023 (ending March 2024). Following several previous delays, the facility - construction of which began in 2010 - had been scheduled to start up later this year. However, the construction of additional safety measures is taking longer than expected.

Date: Thursday, 29 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Start-up-of-Japanese-used-fuel-store-delayed

Japan’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP in Niigata Prefecture will not be restarted until fiscal 2022 at the earliest, according to a new business plan released by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco) on 21 July. In the first revision of the document in four years, Tepco also outlined plans to invest up to JPY3,000 billion ($27bn) by fiscal 2030 for decarbonisation efforts and outlined other targets.

Date: Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstepco-business-plan-defers-restart-of-kashiwazaki-kariwa-npp-8936701