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Kurion Mobile Processing System

Kurion Mobile Processing System Exceeds Fukushima Decontamination Targets

Nuclear and hazardous waste management company Kurion has been awarded a contract by Tokyo Electric Power Company for a second Kurion Mobile Processing System for deployment at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant site. The first system started operating at the site in early October 2014 and has exceeded its … Read more »

Tepco Likely to Miss Fukushima Water Cleanup Deadline

Tokyo Electric Power will likely miss its deadline to stop cancer-causing radiation from contaminating groundwater at its wrecked nuclear plant in Fukushima, Bloomberg News reports. When shown calculations by the news agency that put the utility past its March 31, 2015 deadline for filtering the isotope strontium out of stored … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Fracking Diesel, GM Corn, Fukushima

The EPA yesterday released revised underground injection control permitting guidance, along with an interpretative memorandum, for fracking wells that use diesel fuels. EPA developed the guidance to clarify how companies can comply with a law passed by Congress in 2005, which exempted hydraulic fracturing operations from the requirement to obtain a … Read more »

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Vegetable Farm Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant in the Works

A Japanese fast-food chain plans to grow food about 60 miles from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Reuters reports. Yoshinoya Holdings, which sells stewed beef over rice called gyudon, has formed a joint-venture with local farmers to grow onions, cabbage and rice for use in outlets across Japan, according to … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Power Plant Rules, Enviro Regulator ‘Forced Out’

The EPA plans to force utilities to limit emissions of hazardous pollutants during power plant shut-down, start-up and malfunctioning. Environmental groups are pressuring the agency to finalize the rule, which is due by September 26, the Hill reports. The Government Accountability Office has agreed to three Republican lawmakers’ request that … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Fukushima, Daina Shipping, Abound Solar, Wind Lease

Tokyo Electric Power, operator of the Fukushima power plant, said it couldn’t completely rule out the possibility that the nuclear facility may still leak radiation into the sea, but the company confirmed that radiation levels are declining in the sea water and seabed soil around the plant. Fishing in the … Read more »