91 Bags Of Radioactive Waste Swept Into Rivers

91 bags of radioactive waste swept into rivers

Japan's Environment Ministry says dozens of bags containing radioactive soil were swept into rivers following a powerful typhoon last month. The dangerous waste was produced as a result of the 2011 nuclear disaster.

The waste has been stockpiled at temporary storage sites in Fukushima and neighboring prefectures.

Tepco Challenged By Increasing Radioactive Water

TEPCO challenged by increasing radioactive water

Tokyo Electric Power Company says it will be difficult to keep installing new storage tanks for processed radioactive water on the premises of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, due to lack of space.

Officials from TEPCO and the industry ministry announced on Thursday their views on how to handle the water.

Foreign Govts. Briefed On Radioactive Wastewater

Foreign govts. briefed on radioactive wastewater

Japan's government has held a briefing for foreign embassy officials on radioactive wastewater building up at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Diplomatic officials from 22 countries and regions attended Wednesday's briefing at the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo. After an opening photo op, the meeting went behind closed doors.

Nuclear Facility Operator Reports Radioactive Leak

Nuclear facility operator reports radioactive leak

The operator of a nuclear facility, north of Tokyo, says radioactive substances leaked while workers were changing plastic bags and packing a container with material for nuclear fuel inside.

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency made the revelation on Thursday, a day after it reported a detector of radioactive substances sounded the alarm at its Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Laboratories in Tokai Village, Ibaraki Prefecture. The facility was previously used to produce nuclear fuel.

Fukushima Cooling Water Too Radioactive To Release

Fukushima cooling water too radioactive to release

Tokyo Electric Power Company has admitted that much of the water stored at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant had not been treated completely enough for release into the environment.

How to dispose of an ever-increasing amount of radioactive water at the plant is a big issue. The contaminated water is generated daily in the process of cooling the damaged reactors.

Workers Collect Radioactive Leaves And Branches In Fukushima Park

Workers collect radioactive leaves and branches in Fukushima parkAround 350 people from inside and outside Fukushima Prefecture gathered at a park here on April 7 to rake and pick up leaves and branches believed to have been contaminated with radioactive substances.

Around 90 of those present at Bentenyama Park were from outside the prefecture. The gathering was organized as a result of cooperation between the prefecture and the Fukushima Municipal Government to secure decontamination volunteers.

Jaxa Develops Camera That Can See Radioactive Contamination

JAXA develops camera that can see radioactive contaminationThe Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) have developed a prototype camera that can "see" radioactive contamination, officials said on March 29.

The new camera detects gamma rays emitted by radioactive cesium and other substances, and creates a wide range of images of radioactive contamination.