Jul 28, 2015

Removal starts of protective shroud over reactor at Fukushima No. 1

Tepco on Tuesday began dismantling the temporary shroud covering the wrecked reactor 1 building at the Fukushima No 1 nuclear plant. Tokyo Electric Power Co. installed the cover in October 2011 to keep radioactive materials from dispersing. Workers used a crane Tuesday to remove ...

Sep 26, 2014

Restarting Fukushima No. 2 plant would be very difficult: Obuchi

Industry minister Yuko Obuchi said Thursday that it will be “very difficult” to restart Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant, which escaped severe damage in the 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster unlike the No. 1 plant nearby, amid strong calls from locals to ...

Cash cow born in No. 1 cleanup

Mar 8, 2014

Cash cow born in No. 1 cleanup

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There is something surprising in the radioactive wreck that is the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant: opportunity. To clean it up, Japan will have to develop technologies and expertise that any nation with a nuclear reactor will one day need. With dozens of aging ...