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  • 7 Nov 2016- 03:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Highly radioactive sludge has been found in septic tanks belonging to car washes in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, Kyodo News reported, quoting Japanese auto industry officials. Many of these tanks are reaching capacity, and some of the
  • 27 Oct 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The cost of cleaning up the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant could increase from $766 million USD annually to several billion dollars a year, Japan's industry ministry said this week. Minister of the Economy, Trade and
  • 24 Oct 2016- 07:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan Bags of radiation-contaminated soil could be sinking into the ground at temporary storage sites in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, allowing radioactive water to pool inside them, according to a new study by the country’s Board of Audit.
  • 10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan As much as 32 liters of radioactive water leaked from a storage tank at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant last week, but the leak is now contained, the Tokyo Electric Power Company said on October 6th. The leaked water-- a combination
  • 6 Oct 2016- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, has asked the Japanese government to help it avoid bankruptcy due to the escalating costs of the clean-up at the crippled facility. TEPCO did
  • 3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said last week that it was not yet able to determine whether the ice wall it built to prevent groundwater from entering the crippled Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has been effective. Naohiro
  • 26 May 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said this week that its plan to decrease groundwater contamination by freezing soil around the plant has hit a snag. The utility
  • 29 Apr 2016- 11:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The frozen barrier built to reduce the flow of groundwater at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will not prevent some water from reaching the reactors, Yuichi Okamura, a general manager at the Tokyo Electric Power Company
  • 21 Apr 2016- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Releasing water containing diluted tritium into the Pacific Ocean is the most feasible option for dealing with the wastewater at the crippled Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and
  • 5 Apr 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan High levels of radioactive materials have been found in the sediment of some rivers near the crippled Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, local government officials said this week. They were citing a survey on river sediments carried out
  • 31 Mar 2016- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Fukushima District Public Prosecutor’s Office said on March 29th that it had not found insufficient evidence to indict Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) President Naomi Hirose and 31 other current and former executives over leaks of
  • 11 Mar 2016- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Handling contaminated wastewater remains one of the top issues at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, five years after an earthquake and tsunami severely damaged the facility. Earlier this week, plant operator the Tokyo
  • 16 Feb 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) and the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, this week agreed to start operating the frozen underground wall at the No. 1 reactor in
  • 8 Jan 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FUKUSHIMA, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, has been struggling to store an extra 200-300 tons of contaminated groundwater each day, after it built walls to prevent that water
  • 21 Oct 2015- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, will begin freezing a 1,500-meter-long and 30-meter deep soil barrier-- which aims to prevent groundwater from flowing into reactor

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