3 Japan Nuclear Reactors Melted Down

Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced a full meltdown at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami in March, the country's Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters said Monday.

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    02/22/2017 - 3:04 pm | View Link
  • Robot Probes Show Japan Reactor Cleanup Worse than Expected
    Robot probes sent to one of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant's ongoing cleanup. The plant's operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the remote-controlled "scorpion" robot [pictured ...
    02/22/2017 - 4:33 am | View Link
  • Japan's nuclear regulator approves draft assessment of Oi plant's reactor restart
    TOKYO, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved a draft assessment by Kansai Electric Power Co. to bring its No. 3 and 4 reactors back online at its Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture, on the Sea of Japan coast. The unanimous approval ...
    02/22/2017 - 1:28 am | View Link
  • NRA finds two Kansai Electric reactors at Oi plant meet safety standards
    Japan’s nuclear authority on Wednesday effectively determined that two units at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi plant on the Sea of Japan coast have met the country’s safety standards, paving the way for the return of more reactors. That brings the ...
    02/21/2017 - 7:50 pm | View Link
  • ‘The EU, the US and Japan are busy committing nuclear suicide’
    But Russia can’t afford the loan funding promised in these agreements, and most of the potential customer countries can’t afford to pay the capital costs for reactors. Former World Nuclear Association executive Steve Kidd says it is “highly ...
    02/21/2017 - 5:33 pm | View Link
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  • Nuclear power in Japan
    Prior to the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011, and the nuclear disasters that resulted from it, Japan had generated 30% of its electrical power from nuclear ...
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    02/16/2017 - 6:01 am | View Website
  • Japan
    Japan, one of the world’s most densely populated countries, is a volcanic archipelago located between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean.
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  • Nuclear Power in Japan | Japanese Nuclear Energy
    Nuclear energy has been a national strategic priority for Japan since 1973. Japan's reactors provide some 30% of the country's electricity and this is expected to ...
    02/15/2017 - 9:15 am | View Website
  • NRC: Japan Lessons Learned
    On March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck Japan and was followed by a 45-foot tsunami, resulting in extensive damage to the nuclear power reactors at the ...
    02/14/2017 - 4:40 pm | View Website
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