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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts have confirmed that the tritium concentration in the fifth batch of diluted ALPS treated water, which Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) is now discharging to the sea is far below the country’s operational limit.

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2024
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Physical protection measures at Japan's seven-unit Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant have been significantly strengthened over recent years, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. The finding came as Tokyo Electric Power Company submitted a plan to the nuclear regulator to begin loading fuel into unit 7 of the plant later this month.

Date: Wednesday, 03 April 2024
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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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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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