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Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS), has demonstrated its capabilities for accurate and precise measurements of the radionuclides present in the treated water stored on site, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) latest report covering its independent sampling and analysis work. This is part of its ongoing review to assess the safety related aspects of Japan’s plan to release the treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi NPS into the sea. In line with relevant IAEA international safety standards, Tepco is required to monitor the characteristics and activity of the treated water in order to accurately evaluate public exposure that will result from the discharge and to comply with its national regulatory authorisation.

Date: Saturday, 03 June 2023
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Tepco Holdings Co Ltd and Hitachi Zosen Co Ltd (Hitachi Shipbuilding) have set up a joint venture to establish a plant for manufacturing various core products necessary for decommissioning, such as used fuel casks and debris storage containers. The new company, Toso Mirai Manufacturing, was established in April. In order to achieve "a balance between reconstruction and decommissioning”, Tepco is bringing together decommissioning industries in the Hamadori area of Fukushima Prefecture, to develop and manufacture core technologies and products for decommissioning. 

Date: Wednesday, 02 November 2022
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Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc (Tepco) and Hitachi Zosen Corporation have established a 67-33 joint venture - known as Toso Mirai Manufacturing Company Limited - for the manufacture and sale of used fuel transport and storage casks as well as fuel debris storage containers.

Date: Tuesday, 25 October 2022
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In their latest annual strategic progress report, experts from Japan’s Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation (NDF – part of Tokyo Electric Power Corporation - Tepco) proposed that a massive concrete reservoir should be built and filled with water to completely enclose one of the Fukushima Daiichi reactor buildings.

Date: Saturday, 22 October 2022
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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
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Japan on December 27 revised the road map for decommissioning the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, further delaying removal of thousands of used fuel assemblies that have been held in cooling pools since the 2011 earthquake.

Date: Wednesday, 01 January 2020
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While much progress has already been made in decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi units, Japan must ensure it is prepared for future challenges, such as used fuel and fuel debris removal, a mission by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said.

Date: Monday, 04 February 2019
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Japan has made significant progress in decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but many challenges remain, a mission by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded.

Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2018
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The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan’s northeast coast on 22 November tested the sea wall built around the Fukushima Daiichi NPP, which had been seriously damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The earthquake was centred off the coast of the Fukushima Prefecture at a depth of about 10 kilometres, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). Some residents in coastal areas of Fukushima and nearby prefectures were evacuated to higher ground.

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2016
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Naomi Hirose, president of Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), admitted on 21 June that the company had concealed the reactor meltdowns at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant immediately after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The utility did not officially admit the meltdowns until more than 2 months after the accident.

Date: Friday, 24 June 2016
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