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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fukushima Update 8/3/17

Fukushima Update 8/3/17

Tepco says corium from unit #3 did not burn through the RPV’s bottom head… A government group (NDF) concludes that “dry” corium retrieval is safer and easier than doing it under water… The NRA Chairman disagrees with the NDF position… Host community Futaba plans on partial lifting of evacuation orders by 2022… Tepco has posted pictures of the installation of the first part of the unit #3 dome… Japan’s 2018 energy outlook expects five more nuclear plant restarts, and perhaps 12… More than half of Japan is suited to host a deep geological repository.


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