These reduced levels are reflected in worker doses: during January 2013, the 5702 workers at the site received an average of 0.86 mSv, with 75% of workers recorded as receiving less than 1 mSv. This was effected at the end of July, so that Tepco then became government-controlled, at least temporarily. 14:46 JST The earthquake occurred. Those at unit 3 will be removed next. Fukushima Daiichi Status Updates 3 December 2020 The Japanese Government has provided the IAEA with a report that summarizes the events and highlights the progress related to recovery operations at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. In storage onsite was 459,000 m3 of fully treated water (by ALPS), and 190,000 m3 of partially-treated water (strontium removed), which was being added to at 400 m3/day due to groundwater inflow. 11:01 The government ordered to keep staying inside buildings in the area of 20-30km from the plant. (Japan Times 17/11/13) Another reported contrast from the Reconstruction Agency is that some $30 billion had been paid to 84,000 nuclear accident refugees but only some $20 billion to 300,000 tsunami survivors in the Tohoku region. In 2011, a tsunami led to a catastrophic nuclear disaster on Japan's Fukushima coast. Municipalities implement decontamination activities in these areas. Seawater injection into unit 1 began at 7pm on Saturday 12th, into unit 3 on 13th and unit 2 on 14th. Subsequent inspection showed no significant damage to any from the earthquake. In December 2013 IRID called for innovative proposals for removing fuel debris from units 1-3 about 2020. The reactors... A man is checked for radiation exposure after having been evacuated from the quarantine area around a nuclear power station in Fukushima prefecture, Japan, that was damaged in the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami. On 11 April a magnitude 7.1 earthquake and on 12 April a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, both with epicenter at Fukushima-Hamadori, caused no further problems. The national Diet later set up a legally-constituted Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC, or National Diet Investigation Commission) of ten members which started its work in December 2011. In July-August 2014 only 0.6% of fish caught offshore from the plant exceeded this lower level, compared with 53% in the months immediately following the accident. Some 326 out of about 1400 projects funded had no direct relevance to the natural disaster or Fukushima Daiichi accident. The next focus of attention was the unit 3 pool. The death toll directly due to the nuclear accident or radiation exposure remained zero, but stress and disruption due to the continuing evacuation remains high. A preliminary report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) in May 2012 estimated the radiation doses that residents of Japan outside the evacuated areas received in the year following the accident. Acton J.M. Other Japanese nuclear operators will pay ¥4,000 billion through the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corp (NDF), and the Japanese government will pay ¥2,000 billion for cleanup in Fukushima prefecture. After conducting 900 hours of public hearings and interviews with more than 1,100 people and visiting several nuclear power plants, the commission’s report concluded that the accident was a “manmade disaster,” the result of “collusion between the government, the regulators and Tokyo Electric Power Co.” It said the “root causes were the organizational and regulatory systems that supported faulty rationales for decisions and actions.” The NAIIC criticized the regulator for insufficiently maintaining independence from the industry in developing and enforcing safety regulations, the government for inadequate emergency preparedness and management, and Tepco for its poor governance and lack of safety culture. The operators were able to vent units 1 and 3 to reduce the pressure in the primary containment vessels. Unit 4 became a problem on day five. It can be incorporated into concrete and disposed as low-level waste. The clean tritiated water was the focus of attention in 2014. The aftermath of the Japan Nuclear Crisis and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster is that a radius of 50km around the plants is supposedly contaminated with high levels of radioactive caesium and even at the end of the year xenon, another radioactive element, was … In unit 2, water injection using the steam-driven back-up water injection system failed on Monday 14th, and it was about six hours before a fire pump started injecting seawater into the RPV. The company aims to clear sufficient space for the fuel assemblies held in unit 3's pool. "The most important health effect is on mental and social well-being, related to the enormous impact of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident, and the fear and stigma related to the perceived risk of exposure to radiation." By mid-May 2014, Tepco had paid JPY 3808 billion ($38 billion) in compensation, fairly evenly split between businesses and individuals, based on decisions of the Nuclear Damage Compensation Facilitation Corporation, and covered by loans from the NDLF Fund. Tepco wanted to include an electricity rate increase of 17% in the plan, to cover the additional annual fuel costs for thermal power generation to make up for lost capacity at idled nuclear power plants. Plans and procedures for venting and manual operation of emergency cooling were incomplete and their implementation in emergency circumstances proved very difficult as a result. Developments since the 2013 UNSCEAR Report on the levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident following the great east-Japan earthquake and tsunami - UNSCEAR White Paper, 2015 The Fukushima Daiichi Accident - IAEA, 2015 Summary: Major releases of radionuclides, including long-lived caesium, occurred to air, mainly in mid-March. Tepco declared "cold shutdown condition" in mid-December 2011 when radioactive releases had reduced to minimal levels. The Japanese government plans to start preparations in 2020 for the disposal of the contaminated water. The 125-volt DC back-up batteries for units 1 & 2 were flooded and failed, leaving them without instrumentation, control or lighting. This was both from the tsunami inundation and leakage from reactors. Three Tepco employees at the Daiichi and Daini plants were killed directly by the earthquake and tsunami, but there have been no fatalities from the nuclear accident. The number compares with very few built in Miyagi, Iwate and Aomori prefectures for the 222,700 tsunami survivor refugees there. Due to volatile and easily-airborne fission products being carried with the hydrogen and steam, the venting and hydrogen explosions discharged a lot of radioactive material into the atmosphere, notably iodine and caesium. 30 mSv but varying according to circumstance, they are reassigned to lower-exposure areas. The fresh fuel assemblies are stored in the pool of the undamaged unit 6. As pressure rose, attempts were made to vent the containment, and when external power and compressed air sources were harnessed this was successful, by about 2.30 pm Saturday, though some manual venting was apparently achieved at about 10.17 am. By the end of June 2011, Tepco had installed 109 concrete panels to seal the water intakes of units 1-4, preventing contaminated water leaking to the harbour. Eventually these will be shipped to JNFL’s Rokkasho reprocessing plant or to Recyclable Fuel Storage Company’s new Mutsu facility. 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