Radioactive Wastewater News

  • New Rules for the Protection of Public Health with Regard to Radioactive Substances in Water

    The Council adopted a directive laying down requirements for the protection of the health of the general public with regard to radioactive substances in water intended for human consumption. It sets out parametric values, frequencies and methods for monitoring radioactive substances (7445/3/13).  Water is one of the most comprehensively regulated areas of EU environmental legislation. ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Japan`s radioactive water leaks: How dangerous?

    New revelations of contaminated water leaking from storage tanks at the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant have raised alarm, coming just weeks after Japanese officials acknowledged that radioactive water has been seeping into the Pacific from the plant for more than two years, The government announced this week that it would contribute 47 billion yen ($470 million) to build ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japan to fund ice wall to stop reactor leaks

    The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it is funding a costly, untested subterranean ice wall in a desperate step to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated failures by the plant's operator. The decision is widely seen as a safety appeal just days before the International Olympic ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fukushima crisis new blow to fishermen`s hopes

    Third-generation fisherman Fumio Suzuki sets out into the Pacific Ocean every seven weeks. Not to catch fish to sell, but to catch fish that can be tested for radiation. For the last 2 ½ years, fishermen from the port of Yotsukura near the stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant have been mostly stuck on land with little to do. There is no commercial fishing along most of the Fukushima ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japanese agency labels radioactive leak `serious`

    Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday upgraded the rating of a leak of radiation-contaminated water at its tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant to a "serious incident" on an international scale. The Nuclear Regulation Authority originally gave a Level 1 rating - an "anomaly," to the Aug. 19 leak of 300 tons (300,000 liters, 80,000 gallons) of water ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japan official vows help in resolving nuke crisis

    Japan's industry minister pledged urgent government action Monday to curb leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant. Toshimitsu Motegi told reporters that lax maintenance by the plant's operator was largely to blame for the series of leaks from storage tanks at the plant, which was damaged by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011. "The urgency of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Radioactive water leaks at Japanese nuclear plant

    The Japanese nuclear watchdog on Wednesday said they are taking the leakage of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant seriously, and proposed raising the rating to describe it from "an anomaly" to a "serious incident." The operator of the plant said about 300 tons (300,000 liters, 80,000 gallons) of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Radioactive water may overflow at Japan plant

    The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Tuesday it is struggling to stop contaminated underground water from leaking into the sea. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said some of the water is seeping over or around an underground barrier it created by injecting chemicals into the soil that solidified into a wall. The latest problem involves underground water which has built up ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japan plant radioactive water into sea likely

     A Japanese utility said Monday its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is likely leaking contaminated water into sea, acknowledging for the first time a problem long suspected by experts. Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, also came under ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japan nuclear plant probes leak from new tank

    Workers at a crippled Japanese nuclear plant are investigating why highly radioactive water leaked from a new storage tank, amid concerns that the problem could further hamper cleanup efforts. The Fukushima Dai-ichi plant suffered multiple meltdowns after a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 knocked out power. It is currently using a fragile makeshift cooling system that creates large ...


    By Associated Press

  • Worry over radioactive water leak

    An underground pipe has been discovered by workers in Georgia leaking radioactive water beneath a nuclear power plant. The workers are in the process of discovering if the pipe is the sole cause of the leak or if there is another source that the water is also coming from. Tritium is a radioactive form of hydrogen that is created inside nuclear reactors. There is worry of the water spreading past ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

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