Fuel Removal May Start At No.2 Reactor

Fuel removal may start at No.2 reactor

A government body advising on decommissioning of the disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says removal of molten fuel should start in the facility's No.2 reactor.

Three of the plant's reactors suffered meltdowns in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Fuel debris is believed to lie at the bottom of their containment vessels.

Tepco To Begin Removing Fuel From Reactor Pool

TEPCO to begin removing fuel from reactor pool

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant will soon begin removing nuclear fuel from a storage pool inside one of the damaged reactor buildings at the complex.

Tokyo Electric Power Company will start removing fuel from the pool of the No.3 reactor building on Monday.

Robot To Go Inside Fukushima No.1 Reactor

Robot to go inside Fukushima No.1 reactor

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has unveiled a robot that will be used to examine a damaged reactor. The probe is expected to begin this summer as part of a long-term plan to remove molten fuel.

Tokyo Electric Power Company gave a media preview on Thursday of the boat-shaped submersible robot that will be sent inside the container vessel of the No.1 reactor.

Tepco: High Radiation Levels Detected In Reactor

TEPCO: High radiation levels detected in reactor

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says a probe detected extremely high levels of radiation inside one of the plant's damaged reactors.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, on Thursday released measurements of radiation levels and temperatures based on a survey of the No.2 reactor. It is one of the plant's three reactors that experienced a meltdown as a result of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Kyushu Electric Power To Scrap Genkai No.2 Reactor

Kyushu Electric Power to scrap Genkai No.2 reactor

The operator of a nuclear power plant in western Japan has decided to scrap an aging reactor at the facility.

Kyushu Electric Power Company reached the decision at an extraordinary board meeting on Wednesday about the No. 2 reactor at its Genkai plant in Saga Prefecture.

Tepco To Survey Suspected Fuel Debris In Reactor

TEPCO to survey suspected fuel debris in reactor

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it will conduct the first contact survey on suspected fuel debris inside one of the reactors.

It will be a key probe in the effort to decommission the plant. The No.1, No.2, and No.3 reactors at the facility experienced a meltdown as a result of the earthquake and tsunami which struck eastern Japan on March 11th, 2011.

Japan Court Rules Ikata Reactor To Stay Online

Japan court rules Ikata reactor to stay online

A Japanese court has rejected a request by local residents to shut down a nuclear reactor in western Japan.

The Takamatsu High Court made the decision on the No.3 reactor at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture on Thursday.

Extension Of Nuclear Reactor Operation Approved

Extension of nuclear reactor operation approved

Japan's nuclear regulator has given permission for the power plant closest to Tokyo to extend operations of its reactor for up to 20 years.

The Nuclear Regulation Authority unanimously decided on Wednesday to allow Japan Atomic Power Company to extend operations at the Tokai No.2 plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, located about 110 kilometers north of central Tokyo.

Ikata Nuclear Reactor Goes Back Online

Ikata nuclear reactor goes back online

A reactor at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture, western Japan, has gone back online after being suspended for about one year.

The No.3 reactor restarted on Saturday. Workers in the central control room removed the control rods that suppress nuclear fission at 30 minutes past midnight.

Nuclear Reactor Set To Go Back Online

Nuclear reactor set to go back online

A Japanese district court has rejected a residents' request to stop the restart of a nuclear reactor in the country's west.

Residents who filed for an injunction to block the restart of the Number 3 reactor at Ikata nuclear power plant expressed disappointment to Friday's court decision.

Court To Issue Decision On Ikata Reactor Restart

Court to issue decision on Ikata reactor restart

A court in Oita Prefecture, western Japan, will decide on Friday afternoon whether to allow a reactor to be restarted at the Ikata nuclear plant in Ehime Prefecture.

The district court will issue a decision on an injunction filed by a group of 4 Oita residents not to restart the No.3 reactor. The group filed for the injunction in 2016, citing the risk of a serious accident. Oita is about 40 kilometers across the sea from the plant operated by Shikoku Electric Power Company.

Ikata Nuclear Reactor To Restart Oct. 27

Ikata nuclear reactor to restart Oct. 27

The operator of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture in western Japan plans to put one of its reactors back online late next month.

The Hiroshima High Court on Tuesday revoked an injunction barring the restart of the plant's No.3 reactor.