Challenged by Rubble, TEPCO Completes Removal of Spent Fuel Assemblies from Pool at Fukushima Daiichi-3 NPP
On February 28, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) announced that it had completed removal of 566 spent fuel assemblies from the Unit 3 spent fuel pool at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs).
- 17 February, 2021 Site for Spent Fuel Intermediate Storage Facility Outside Fukui Prefecture to Be Determined by End of 2023
- 10 December, 2020 Japan’s NRA Recognizes Compatibility of JNFL’s MOX Fuel Fabrication Plant with New Regulatory Standards, Approving Changes
- 24 November, 2020 NUMO Accepts Applications from Two Municipalities to Conduct Literature Surveys, Moving Closer Toward Selecting HLW Final Disposal Site
- 16 November, 2020 Kyushu Electric Power Starts Operating Facilities at Sendai-1 NPP Designed for “Specific Severe Accident” Response—First Time in Japan
- 13 November, 2020 Japan’s NRA Approves Changes to Mutsu Recyclable-Fuel Storage Center after Confirming Regulatory Compliance
- 13 October, 2020 NUMO Accepts Suttsu’s Application for Literature Survey in Selecting HLW Final Disposal Site—First Since Release of Map of Scientific Features
- 4 September, 2020 Japan’s NRA Says RFS’s Recyclable-Fuel Storage Center Is Compatible with Regulatory Standards
- 3 August, 2020 On Taking Office as JAIF President
- 30 June, 2020 “Existing NPPs to Enter Age of 80-Year Operations” JAIF Annual Survey Says
- 22 May, 2020 Sendai-2 Starts Periodic Inspection, with Due Date Imminent to Install Specific Safety Facilities
- 3 April, 2020 TEPCO Presents Ten-Year Decommissioning Midterm Action Plan for Fukushima Daiichi NPS
- 27 February, 2020 NRA Approves Changes to Reactor Installation for Onagawa-2 under New Regulatory Standards
- 10 February, 2020 NRA Exchanges Views with Tohoku Electric President, Who Says Major Turning Point Is Approaching Toward Restart
At a press conference on February 19, Chairman Kazuhiro Ikebe of the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan (FEPC) talked about how FEPC responded to the major earthquake (magnitude 7.3) with its epicenter off Fukushima that occurred just after 11 p.m. on February 13. A maximum of about 860,000 households in the service area of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), and about 90,000 households in the service area of the Tohoku Electric Power Co., experienced power failures, all of which were restored before 9:00 a.m. on February 14.