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Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings (Tepco), owner-operator of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi NPP, has reported that contract workers had identified a leak of radioactive water from the water treatment system. The leak came from a pipe connected to a caesium adsorption device.

Date: Friday, 09 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstepco-reports-radioactive-water-leak-at-fukushima-npp-11500960

A leak of contaminated water has been discovered from a pipe connected to a caesium adsorption device at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The leak has been stopped and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said it will check soil beneath the pipe for contamination.

Date: Thursday, 08 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Contaminated-water-leak-at-Fukushima-Daiichi

The removal of melted fuel rods from the Fukushima Daiichi NPP destroyed by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami will be deferred until around October, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings (Tepco) said, citing delays in completing a robot arm for the task.

Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmore-delays-for-fukushima-nuclear-fuel-debris-removal-11473421

Japan's discharge of treated water into the sea at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is consistent with international safety standards, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Task Force monitoring the release has concluded in its first full report since the water discharge began last year.

Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-mission-reaffirms-safety-of-Fukushima-water-r

Safety upgrades at unit 2 of Japan's Onagawa NPP in Miyagi Prefecture will not be completed in February as planned, Tohoku Electric Power Company announced. The target had been to restart commercial operation in May. Tohoku said it expects a delay of several months for completion date of the safety measures.

Date: Friday, 12 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrestart-delayed-for-japans-onagawa-2-11429501

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said no irregularities have been confirmed at NPPs along the Sea of Japan, including five operating reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co’s Ohi and Takahama plants in Fukui Prefecture. Two reactors at Hokuriku's Shika NPP in Ishikawa, the closest nuclear plant to the epicentre, have been shut since the Fukushima Daiichi accident in 2011. Regular inspections are taking place at the plant as aftershocks continue, but Hokuriku said no major damage has been reported, with cooling and monitoring systems all operating, although the electricity supply was compromised.

Date: Friday, 05 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjapanese-npps-not-seriously-affected-by-earthquake-11411360

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings' (Tepco’s) Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP in northern Japan's Niigata prefecture has been approved for restart by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) more than two years after an order was issued for improvement of counterterrorism measures. NRA said the measures had been enhanced after inspections of the reactor complex However, Tepco still needs to obtain local consent. "We will listen to residents' opinions and make our decision," Niigata Governor Hideyo Hanazumi said.

Date: Thursday, 04 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsregulators-lift-operational-ban-on-kashiwazaki-kariwa-npp-11408412

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has decided, at a meeting on 27 December, to lift an administrative order imposed on Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) in 2021 that prohibited the company from moving nuclear fuel or loading it into reactors at the seven-unit Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant.

Date: Wednesday, 03 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NRA-lifts-ban-on-Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-fuel-activitie

Japanese nuclear power plant operators have reported some minor damage, but no public safety issues, following the 7.6 magnitude earthquake which struck Ishikawa Prefecture on Monday.

Date: Wednesday, 03 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/No-abnormalities-reported-at-Japanese-nuclear-plan