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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) task force that carried out a mission to Japan in March to review regulatory plans for the discharge of treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi plant into the sea has published its initial findings.

Date: Friday, 17 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-progress-report-on-regulatory-plans-for-Fukus

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said Japan will take firm steps to restart idled NPPs to make maximum use of nuclear power to stabilise energy prices and supply, Jiji Press reported. "With safety as a priority, we will take concrete steps to restart (plants), although the government is not considering replacing existing NPPs with newer facilities, he told parliament recently.

Date: Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjapans-prime-minister-promises-firm-action-to-restart-npps-9733957

US-based Jacobs said on has designed and built a robotic tool to obtain crucial information about the state of a damaged nuclear power reactor at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan. The remotely operated device will collect pebble-like debris that was deposited at the bottom of the reactor containment vessel after the meltdown caused by the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

Date: Friday, 27 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjacobs-designs-robot-to-tackle-fukushima-debris-9729511

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has designed and built a remotely-operated robotic tool to investigate debris in a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Date: Thursday, 26 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Jacobs-develops-robot-for-Fukushima-debris-samplin

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has been selected by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to support decommissioning efforts at its damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The announcement came as the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said there had been "remarkable progress" in decommissioning the site.

Date: Saturday, 21 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Jacobs-to-support-Fukushima-Daiichi-decommissionin

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has endorsed Tokyo Electric Power Company's (Tepco's) plan to discharge treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea. It will give its official approval of the plan following a 30-day public comment period.

Date: Thursday, 19 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Regulator-backs-Fukushima-water-discharge-plan

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) task force "observed a robust commitment to align the regulatory plans related to the treated water discharge with IAEA safety standards" during the five-day visit to Japan.

Date: Saturday, 26 March 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-mission-reviews-regulatory-plans-for-Fukushim

University of Sheffield researchers have developed a new simulation of the most dangerous radioactive fuel debris remaining in the nuclear reactors at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Date: Friday, 04 February 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfukushima-simulant-material-to-boost-clean-up-efforts-9458406

The effects on the public and the environment of the discharge of treated water at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea will be minimal, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said today. The company has released the results of a radiological impact assessment using methodology developed in accordance with internationally recognised methods.

Date: Thursday, 18 November 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Discharge-to-sea-will-have-minimal-impact-Tepco-sa