Japan begins solar powered hydrogen production at Fukushima plant

Japan begins solar powered hydrogen production at Fukushima plant

The 10MW solar-powered Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R) project has been completed, according to Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, which oversaw the construction and will oversee the hydrogen energy management system in the former nuclear powered prefecture.

Fukushima to be reborn as $2.7bn wind and solar power hub

Fukushima to be reborn as $2.7bn wind and solar power hub

The plan also envisions the construction of an 80-km wide grid within Fukushima to connect the generated power with the power transmission network of Tokyo Electric Power Co. That part of the project is expected to cost 29 billion yen.

How energy choices after Fukushima impacted human health and the environment

How energy choices after Fukushima impacted human health and the environment

Credit: Kharecha and Sato, 2019 Now the not-so-positive news: Our hypothetical scenarios show that if Japan and Germany had reduced coal instead of nuclear after Fukushima, they could have together prevented about 28,000 air pollution-induced premature deaths and 2.6 billion tons of CO2 emissions between 2011 and 2017.

I Oversaw the US Nuclear Power Industry. Now I Think It Should Be Banned.

I Oversaw the US Nuclear Power Industry. Now I Think It Should Be Banned.

Within a year of the accident at Fukushima — and over my objections — the NRC implemented just a few of the modest safety reforms that the agency’s employees had proposed, and then approved the first four new reactor licenses in decades, in Georgia and in South Carolina.

How greed and corruption blew up South Korea’s nuclear industry

How greed and corruption blew up South Korea’s nuclear industry

“Watching Fukushima was a tremendous shock, especially because I live next to a nuclear power plant myself,” Kim Ik-joong told me when we met earlier this year at a coffee shop close to the headquarters of one of Seoul’s most renowned civic-rights groups.

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

The withdrawal of nuclear fuel is a delicate operation for the Tokyo Electric Power Co The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011.

Wilson: Japan’s Energy Transition – This Time It May Be For Real

Wilson: Japan’s Energy Transition – This Time It May Be For Real

Japan’s energy policy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster eight years ago has been offering a mixed bag of support for renewables but also providing heavy, almost enthusiastic, support for conventional sources of energy such as oil, gas and coal.

Fukushima: current state of the clean-up

Fukushima: current state of the clean-up

As for reactor three, the operation to remove fuel should have started this month but it was delayed "due to various problems", admitted Ono. Some workers have called for increased surveillance What about contaminated water?

Robot scratches tip of Fukushima's melted fuel conundrum

Robot scratches tip of Fukushima's melted fuel conundrum

Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc., which owns the plant, said after the robot survey Wednesday that pieces of fuel it encountered — from 1 centimeter to 8 centimeters in length — were solid enough to be lifted out of the reactor.

Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

The clean-up is an especially difficult operation A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown, officials said Thursday.

Robot probes radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

Robot probes radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant

Removing the melted fuel is considered the most difficult part of the massive clean-up operation and is not expected to begin until 2021 A robot will attempt to examine radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown.

Next up for Fukushima clean up: What does melted fuel feel like?

Next up for Fukushima clean up: What does melted fuel feel like?

The owner of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima Dai-Ichi power station is trying this week to touch melted fuel at the bottom of the plant for the first time since the disaster almost eight years ago, a tiny but key step toward retrieving the radioactive material amid a $195 billion clean up effort.

Can humans ever be trusted with nuclear power? Discuss

Can humans ever be trusted with nuclear power? Discuss

On the other hand, the nuclear industry can also use such complexities to conceal and obfuscate the dangers of its technology – merely the changes in the units used to measure radiation doses in the press over the years make it extremely challenging for non-scientists to compare the effects of Chernobyl with Fukushima.

Taiwan to shut all nuclear reactors by May 2025

Taiwan to shut all nuclear reactors by May 2025

Taiwan's government has decided to stick to its policy of phasing out nuclear power by May 2025 despite the outcome of a referendum that calls for a review of the plan. Opposition to nuclear power has grown in Taiwan since the Fukushima accident.

IAEA urges Japan to take ample time in Fukushima cleanup

IAEA urges Japan to take ample time in Fukushima cleanup

It urged the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., to secure adequate space and finish plans for managing melted fuel before starting to remove it from the three damaged reactors.

Toshiba unveils robot to probe Fukushima damage

Toshiba unveils robot to probe Fukushima damage

Toshiba has unveiled a remote-controlled robot it hopes will be able to probe the inside of one of the three damaged reactors at Japan’s tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant.

China’s losing its taste for nuclear power. That’s bad news.

China’s losing its taste for nuclear power. That’s bad news.

Reactors built with extra safety features and more robust cooling systems to avoid a Fukushima-like disaster are expensive, while the costs of wind and solar power continue to plummet: they are now 20% cheaper than electricity from new nuclear plants in China, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

IAEA urges quick plan on Fukushima radioactive water cleanup

IAEA urges quick plan on Fukushima radioactive water cleanup

(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency urged the operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant on Tuesday to urgently decide on a plan to dispose of massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water stored in tanks on the compound.