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SAN ANTONIO-(BUSINESS WIRE)-A team led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is developing unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology to fly into the containment vessels of the damaged units at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station and assess conditions. Tokyo Electric ... Drones
In more bad news for taxpayers, the Board of Audit says the cost of the Fukushima nuclear disaster could balloon to ¥218.2 billion, up 58 percent from the previous estimate of ¥126.4 billion. The board released the latest estimate Friday in light of the government's adoption of a Cabinet decision ...

The governor of Japan's Fukushima Prefecture is in Paris to promote farm products that are suffering from a damaged reputation following the 2011 nuclear accident. Masao Uchibori is visiting Europe following the 7th anniversary of the massive earthquake and tsunami that triggered the accident at ...
Uchibori said to Field that the people of Fukushima Prefecture are profoundly grateful for the warm, generous support from Britain over the seven years since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami and the subsequent nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s crippled ... Fukushima
Unmanned aerial system technology is being developed to fly into the containment vessels of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan to assess their condition. Tokyo Electric Power Company contracted the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) of the USA to carry ...
The governor of nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture appears likely to soon reach an agreement with a French trading house to export rice to France. Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori is starting his 4-day visit to France and Britain on Thursday to promote local produce, including rice, beef, ...

Some 200 U.S. residents filed a suit against Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc (TEPCO) and a U.S. firm seeking at least $1 billion to cover medical expenses related to radiation exposure suffered during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the utility said Monday. The lawsuit was filed last ...
Most of the Cesium 137 actually dated from 1960s nuclear weapons tests and the 1986 Chernobyl explosion, not the Fukushima disaster. “The levels found in both the salmon and soil samples remained below Canada's safety guidelines, posing minimal health risk to B.C.'s salmon and human populations ...
Report paints grim picture of Fukushima-scale nuclear accident in Pickering. A Fukushima-scale nuclear incident at Pickering would mean the loss of 154,000 Toronto-area homes for up to 100 years, says an environmental group. Share on Facebook. Tweet ...
Hard to believe but it's been seven years (March 11, 2011) since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off Japan generated a huge tsunami, which very quickly hit the coastline of Japan. That water washed as far as 6 miles inland and reached elevations up to 128 feet above sea level. How far is 6 miles inland along ...
This month, seven years after the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi reactor meltdowns and explosions that blanketed hundreds of square kilometres of northeastern Japan with radioactive debris, government officials and politicians spoke in hopeful terms about Fukushima's prosperous future. Nevertheless, perhaps ...
What happens to a town that has been abandoned for seven years after a nuclear meltdown? Greenpeace took former residents and a 360-degree camera into the radiation zone north of Fukushima to mark the anniversary of the disaster. The Fukushima Daiichi plant was damaged by a tsunami triggered ...
The town is empty because it is one of the closest to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station and - seven years after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered a triple meltdown - it remains under evacuation orders with decontamination still not finished. However, Okuma is not totally deserted.
FUKUSHIMA: In the heart of Fukushima's disaster zone, robots sent into the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant have been dying. Despite being designed to get data from its damaged reactors, the robots were, with few exceptions, wrecked within hours. The radioactivity inside has been too high for their ...
The 9.0 magnitude Tohoku earthquake triggered a 15-meter tidal wave, which hit the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant approximately 45 minutes later. The plant's power was knocked out and the backup generators crippled. After the emergency batteries were exhausted, three of the plant's ...
Seven years after a massive Japanese earthquake and tsunami claimed 18,000 lives and triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster many communities remain ghost towns. The 2011 tsunami was triggered by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake under the Pacific Ocean. The killer tsunami left about 18,500 people ...
Several countries took up the issue of the rights of Fukushima residents and evacuees as part of the UN's universal periodic review of Japan. Austria, for example, urged the government to continue to provide housing support to so-called voluntary evacuees. These are people who had been living outside ...

It's been more than six years since earthquakes and tsunamis ravaged the Fukushima reactors in Japan, but they are still causing problems, and containment is limping along. Part of the problem is that so much of the site is critically deadly to human beings. So scientists and roboticists are looking to ...
RECENT reporting of a huge radiation measurement at Unit 2 in the Fukushima Daichi reactor complex does not signify that there is a peak in radiation in the reactor building. All that it indicates is that, for the first time, the Japanese have been able to measure the intense radiation given off by the molten ...
For the past five years, the sake brewers of Fukushima, on a two-decade quest to develop premium products, have captured the most gold medals in a key national competition and have won numerous international awards. Drinkers worldwide have noticed the rising quality, with the result that sake exports ...
This year will mark the 7th anniversary of the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant that occurred in March, 2011. The plant's operator is hoping to eventually remove fuel debris from the damaged reactors. Fuel debris is a mixture of melted nuclear fuel and broken reactor parts. Removing the ...
China has proposed talks with Japan on whether to ease or lift an import ban on food from 10 prefectures imposed after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan-China diplomatic sources said Sunday. The Chinese side offered to set up a working group to discuss the matter in response to a request by ...
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority today gave a formal green light to the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to restart two reactors, the first since the 2011 atomic crisis. The nuclear watchdog handed its approval to the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) following a month of public hearings, ...
At the end of the day, it's a camera on a stick. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara). The latest innovation from Japan to investigate the melted core of the Fukushima #1 reactor is a camera on a really long telescoping stick—which should be vaguely familiar to anyone who has recently visited a tourist hotspot.
Now, the same utility, Tokyo Electric Power [Tepco], is attempting to banish its Fukushima demons with a push to restart two reactors at Kashiwazaki-kariwa, one of its three nuclear plants. Only then, it says, can it generate the profits it needs to fund the decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi and win back ...
FUKUSHIMA – The blanket radiation checks conducted on rice grown in meltdown-hit Fukushima Prefecture have recently come under debate ...
Photo/Illutration Rakuten Inc.'s drone used in the delivery of fried foods in the Odaka district of Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture (Kentaro ...
In our work since Fukushima, we have tried to answer two questions: What is the current status of nuclear energy in Asia? Does nuclear power ...
Drones are delivering food to residents of a Japanese town devastated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster where access to shops is limited.
The trial will operate out of Lawson's Minamisoma-Odaka store in Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture. This initiative is the first of its kind in ...
A film team that specialises in surreptitiously accessing abandoned places has produced new footage showing the ghost towns left behind after ...
A team of YouTubers has braved the hazardous fallout of Fukushima to document the abandoned homes and businesses left in the aftermath of ...
Photo/Illutration Contaminated soil produced during cleanup in communities affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is carried on ...
Fukushima (Jiji Press)—Japan's Environment Ministry started bringing tainted soil into one of the interim storage facilities for radioactive waste ...
Jiji Press FUKUSHIMA (Jiji Press) — The Environment Ministry started Saturday bringing tainted soil to one of its interim storage facilities for ...
Jiji Press TOMIOKA, Fukushima (Jiji Press) — Train operations were resumed Saturday on a Joban Line section in Fukushima Prefecture after ...
NIHONMATSU/IWAKI, FUKUSHIMA PREF. – For Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the two biggest election-defining issues of Sunday's Lower House ...
The scheduling of Tokyo 2020 Olympic events at Fukushima is being seen as a public relations exercise to dampen fears over continuing ...
Robots have become central to the cleaning-up operation at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, six years after the tsunami that triggered ...
A Japanese court on Tuesday [Oct. 10] ordered the government and the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant to pay 500 million yen ($4.5 ...
A Japanese court on Tuesday [Oct. 10] ordered the government and the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant to pay 500 million yen ($4.5 ...
A nuclear evacuee from Fukushima will claim Japan's government has violated the human rights of people who fled their homes after the 2011 ...
TOKYO — A district court in Fukushima, the site of the nuclear meltdowns in 2011 that forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes, ...
Friday's temblor struck at about 4 a.m. EDT near the Japan Trench, about 200 miles away from the Fukushima nuclear disaster site, according ...
That shouldn't happen as a result of this newly identified cesium seep, according to the paper. "No one is either exposed to, or drinks, these ...
The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been given initial approval to restart reactors at another atomic ...
There's been another delay in the plan to clean up the Fukushima nuclear plant. The Japan Times reported today that the country's government ...
A Japanese convenience store chain teamed up with a tech company to deliver fried chicken and other warm meals to those who returned to ...
Photo/Illutration An intermediate storage facility under construction in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, in February, with the Fukushima No.
“The plaintiffs in Fukushima case have called on defendants for reinstating the levels of radioactivity at their homes before the disaster, but the ...


 

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