Category: Accident

Nuclear Power Station decommissioning Schedule-first policy placing excessive burdens on workers TEPCO has responsibility to protect workers’ health and jobs. Nuke Info Tokyo No. 163

Three years and eight months have passed since the outbreak of the nuclear crisis in Fukushima, yet the situation at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station (NPS) is nowhere near completion of the...

Contaminated Water Woes at Fukushima Daiichi Is Seepage Control Possible Using a “Frozen Earth Barrier”? Nuke Info Tokyo No. 162

The struggle with contaminated water  (Photo by TEPCO) The Battle to Contain Contaminated Water The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) has serious water contamination problems. Water injected to cool the nuclear fuel has...

Report of the Iitate Villagers’ Early-stage External Radiation Exposure Assessment Project Nuke Info Tokyo No. 160

Tetsuji Imanaka Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University As we reported in the March/April 2013 issue of Nuke Info Tokyo (No. 153), we started on a project entitled “Assessment of the Initial Radiation Exposure to...

Status quo of exposed workers in Fukushima and Japan’s first unified spring labor offensive for nuclear workers Nuke Info Tokyo No. 160

Nasubi Radiation-exposed Workers’ Solidarity Network Website: www.hibakurodo.net / e-mail: info@hibakurodo.net Spring labor offensive for nuclear workers in front of Maeda Corp (Tokyo). (Photo by Akira Imai) 1. Inauguration and Startup of Radiation-exposed Workers’ Solidarity...

The Hydrogen Explosion in Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1 Nuclear Reactor Building Occurred on the 4th Floor, Not the 5th! Nuke Info Tokyo No. 157

—Possible Small-Break LOCA in IC Pipes from Powerful Seismic Motion— Mitsuhiko Tanaka Science journalist and former member of the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC) Two Important Mysteries Remain...