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Nuclear Safety Regimes and India: What the Silence on the latest Fukushima Crisis Tells Us

Sonali Huria| The Leaflet  THE new year has begun on a grim note with a toxic gas leak at the Rourkela Steel Plant in Odisha on 6 January, which claimed the lives of four contractual workers. This is the latest in a disconcerting string of industrial accidents in India over the last fewRead More

How Dangerous is Discharging Radioactive Water into the Ocean in Fukushima? An FAQ

How Dangerous is Discharging Radioactive Water into the Ocean in Fukushima? An FAQ

Fukushima April 24, 2020 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Recently there have been many reports on TV and the newspaper regarding the ‘treated water’ from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant that continues to increase in volume.

The storage capacity at Fukushima Daiichi is reaching its limit, and a government’s committee has come out with a report stating that “the most realistic option is to release treated water into the ocean.” Is this really the case? Compiled below are answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding this issue.

Contaminated waste water in Fukushima: the unending horror

Contaminated waste water in Fukushima: the unending horror

Latest June 10, 2015 at 10:48 pm 1 comment

TEPCO has been filling fields with vast arrays of storage tanks to cope with the accumulating water. The company’s 40-year plan for decommissioning the plant calls for the construction of an underground “ice wall” to freeze the soil around the reactor buildings and divert rainwater, and for plugging the leaks in the buildings. But TEPCO has run into problems with the ice wall—the underground tunnels carrying coolant haven’t gotten cold enough to sufficiently freeze the surrounding ground—and the more long-term solution of plugging the reactor buildings’s leaks is still a distant goal. In the meantime, TEPCO keeps building tanks.