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The IAEA Publishes a Preliminary Report of Its Fact Finding Mission for Fukushima

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published a preliminary summary of their fact-finding mission to three nuclear power stations affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The original document can be found here. Some of the key findings include: … Continue reading

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News updates, April 15

News Updates, 4/15/11 An earthquake (magnitude 5.4) was reported at Hamadori, Fukushima Prefecture on 4/13. No unusual events were reported at any of the nearby nuclear power stations as a result of this. Injection of fresh water into Units 1-3 … Continue reading

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News updates, April 11

News Brief, 4/11/11 Aftershocks The region surrounding the troubled nuclear power station has suffered two aftershocks in recent days. The first, a magnitude 7.1 on the Richter scale, took place on 4/7/11. This aftershock injured thousands, and killed four, but … Continue reading

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News updates, April 6, 2011

News Brief, 4/6/11 TEPCO has reported that as of 5:38 AM JST, the leakage of water from Unit 2’s supply cable pit has stopped. Before and after photos supplied by the IAEA are shown below: After it was found that … Continue reading

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News brief, April 4

News Updates, 4/4/11 TEPCO has identified a potential pathway by which water from Unit 2 may have been leaking into the Pacific Ocean. This pathway consists of a 20 cm crack in the concrete wall of a pit which holds … Continue reading

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News updates, April 1

News Brief, 4/1/11 Status of Reactors Efforts are still underway to pump water from the turbine buildings of the reactors. Water in the turbine buildings is being pumped directly into the reactors’ condensers. The IAEA reported yesterday that the condenser … Continue reading

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News Updates, March 30

News Brief, 3/30/11 Plutonium Found in Soil Soil samples collected from five locations around the Fukushima Daiichi site were found to contain trace amounts of plutonium. These trace amounts are in roughly the same quantities as the amounts left behind … Continue reading

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