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Fukiushima Daiichi: 10 years on
The Fukushima Daiichi site before the accident. All images are provided courtesy of TEPCO unless noted otherwise.
It was a rather normal day back on March 11, 2011, at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant before 2:45 p.m. That was the time when the Great Tohoku Earthquake struck, followed by a massive tsunami that caused three reactor meltdowns and forever changed the nuclear power industry in Japan and worldwide. Now, 10 years later, much has been learned and done to improve nuclear safety, and despite many challenges, significant progress is being made to decontaminate and defuel the extensively damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactor site. This is a summary of what happened, progress to date, current situation, and the outlook for the future there.
X. R. Wang, S. Malang, A. R. Raffray, ARIES Team
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 3 | October 2007 | Pages 417-421
Technical Paper | The Technology of Fusion Energy - Experimental Devices and Advanced Designs | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1523
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As part of the ARIES-CS study, the machine configuration design, including the power core components and attachment, the coil supporting structure, the cryostats and the vacuum vessel, is developed in close integration with the chosen port maintenance scheme. This paper summarizes the major features of the configuration design and maintenance of the ARIES-CS power plant.