Iaea Understands Plan On Fukushima Water Release

IAEA understands plan on Fukushima water release

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has expressed understanding of a plan to release diluted contaminated water containing tritium and other radioactive substances from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi on Wednesday visited the plant in northeastern Japan for the first time. He received a briefing from officials of Tokyo Electric Power Company, the plant operator, on progress in the decommissioning process.

Water Cleanup Work Begins At Olympic Venue

Water cleanup work begins at Olympic venue

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has started work to improve water quality at a venue of this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games after higher-than-acceptable levels of E. coli bacteria were detected there last year.

Odaiba Marine Park is the intended venue for the swimming leg of the triathlon for the Tokyo Games.

Panel: Release Treated Reactor Water Into Sea, Air

Panel: Release treated reactor water into sea, air

A Japanese government expert panel has agreed to a plan to reduce the amount of radioactive wastewater stored at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, by releasing it into the sea or the air.

Water used to cool the molten nuclear fuel from the March 2011 accident is treated to remove most of the radioactive material. But tritium and some other substances are left in the treated water, and the amount stored has reached about 1.2 million tons in almost 1,000 tanks.

Olympics/ Tokyo To Dump Sand Into Bay Off Odaiba To Raise Water Quality

OLYMPICS/ Tokyo to dump sand into bay off Odaiba to raise water quality

With concerns rising about the water quality in Tokyo Bay ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Tokyo metropolitan government is hoping a massive dump of sand into the sea will offer a quick fix.

Sources said the government plans to pour the sand into the sea at Odaiba Marine Park in Minato Ward from next month.

Possible Water Leak From Fukushima Exhaust Stack

Possible water leak from Fukushima exhaust stack

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says rainwater contaminated by an exhaust stack may be leaking into the ground.

The 120-meter tall chimney was heavily contaminated in the 2011 accident, and rainwater coming out of the duct contains high levels of radioactive substances.

Water Supply Restored To Haneda Airport Terminal 2

Water supply restored to Haneda Airport Terminal 2

The water supply at Tokyo's Haneda Airport has been fully restored after a days-long suspension.

The Japan Airport Terminal Company suspended the water supply to the airport's two terminals for domestic flights on Wednesday after salt was detected in a water tank and tap water at a facility for washing aircraft.

Water Supply May Resume At Haneda's Terminal 2

Water supply may resume at Haneda's Terminal 2

The company that manages water service at Tokyo's Haneda Airport says it hopes to restore the supply to Terminal 2 on Friday if its quality test finds no problem.

The company suspended water service to the airport's two terminals for domestic flights on Wednesday morning in response to complaints that tap water tasted salty.

Water Stoppage Continues At Haneda Terminal

Water stoppage continues at Haneda terminal

Water supply has been suspended at a Haneda Airport terminal in Tokyo.

Japan Airport Terminal, the firm operating Haneda's terminal buildings, stopped water supply to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 for domestic flights at around 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Water Supply Stopped At Haneda Airport Terminal

Water supply stopped at Haneda Airport terminal

Water supply at a Haneda Airport terminal in Tokyo has been stopped.

Japan Airport Terminal, the firm operating Haneda's terminal buildings, received complaints at around 9 a.m. on Wednesday that tap water tasted salty at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 for domestic flights.

Water Supplies Cut In 13 Prefectures

Water supplies cut in 13 prefectures

Japan's health and welfare ministry says as of 4 a.m. Tuesday, more than 133,000 households are without water supplies in 13 prefectures after Typhoon Hagibis swept through Japan over the weekend.

They include:

Hagibis Causes Stoppage Of Water Services

Hagibis causes stoppage of water services

Almost 14,000 households in eight prefectures are without water supplies in the wake of the storm Hagibis.

As of 5:00 a.m. Sunday, 4,540 households in Marumori in Miyagi Prefecture do not have tap water service. Also 4,200 households in Tsukubamirai in Ibaraki Prefecture, 1,200 in Kanra in Gunma Prefecture and Yamakita in Kanagawa Prefecture are without tap water.

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.