Terms searched: Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO)
1 Aug 2022 TOKYO
The IAEA says the release, which will take place over many years and is not expected to begin before spring 2023, meets international standards and "will not cause any harm to the environment".
11 May 2022 TOKYO
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Task Force is satisfied that TEPCO and government have identified appropriate steps in preparation for contaminated water release scheduled for 2023.
5 Mar 2022 TOKYO, Japan
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will monitor release and verify safety of Fukushima contaminated water release into South Pacific ocean.
22 Oct 2021 TOKYO, Japan
New Prime Minister will implement plan to begin release of contaminated water into ocean; IAEA supports plan; local fishing industry and neighboring countries unconvinced.
16 Apr 2021 TOKYO, Japan
The Fukushima nuclear plant is running out of space to store radioactive water following its destruction in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Plans by owners TEPCO to begin discharging the "treated" water into the Pacific Ocean have been met with dismay by some but cautiously welcomed by others.
4 Mar 2021 ROME
Catholic bishops in South Korea and Japan have issued a joint statement opposing the Japanese government’s decision to dump radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake seriously damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on March 11, 2011...
4 Dec 2020 SYDNEY, Australia
The position earmarked for a permanent Australian Indigenous representative on The Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s board remains vacant more than a year after it was announced.The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Indigenous representatives in the Murray-Darling Basin, federal politicians and irrigators are all demanding the Australian Government deliver on its overdue promise of a First Nations representative to lead national water management...
4 Dec 2020 ABUJA, Nigeria
Inadequate access to quality water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services continues to plague Nigeria, contributing to a range of negative health, socioeconomic and environmental consequences, says a new report by Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Water Resources and UNICEF.Researchers found that one-third of the population drinks contaminated water at home and 46 million people are still practicing open defecation...
28 Nov 2020 TOKYO, Japan
The government of Japan is expected to announce plans for the Pacific Ocean release up to 1.2 million metric tons of contaminated water stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power facility within a matter of weeks.A senior official of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, indicated (20 November) willingness to work with South Korea to monitor the treatment of the water and its release into the ocean planned for 2022 when storage capacity at the facility is expected to run out...
28 Nov 2020 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
While Scotland has a relative abundance of freshwater compared to an increasing number of parts of the world that are becoming water stressed due to population growth and climate factors, “there are no current plans to export water to England or internationally”, the Scottish Government has stated in response to a freedom of information request...
28 Nov 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
On World Toilet Day, 19 November, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF launched a report on global sanitation conditions and provided an assessment of investment required in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6.2 in the next 10 years.In 2015, Member States committed to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations, by 2030...
28 Nov 2020 Bucharest, Romania
Water supply and sewerage infrastructure in six counties in Romania are to benefit from $443 Million USD in new investment under the European Commission’s Cohesion Fund.Specifically, the investment is directed at providing safe drinking water and wastewater treatment projects in Constanta, Călăraşi, Dâmboviţa, Ialomiţa and parts of Ilfov and Brasov...