NRA checks fault study areas at Kashiwazaki

Feb 17, 2014

NRA checks fault study areas at Kashiwazaki

Nuclear regulators started a two-day inspection Monday of sites where Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to conduct a seismic activity survey of geological faults in and around the large Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear complex in Niigata Prefecture. If the findings of the preliminary inspection are approved ...

Feb 13, 2014

Groundwater cesium reaches record level

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday that it has detected a record 54,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per liter in groundwater collected Wednesday from an observation well east of the reactor 2 turbine at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The radioactive cesium ...

Feb 8, 2014

Tepco: No. 1 plant readings probably too low

The bulk of the radiation measurements taken at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant since March 2011 will be reviewed because they were taken improperly and are probably too low, Tokyo Electric Power Co. revealed. “We are very sorry, but we found cases ...

Tepco retires two surviving reactors at Fukushima No. 1

Feb 1, 2014

Tepco retires two surviving reactors at Fukushima No. 1

Tokyo Electric Power Co. decommissioned the No. 5 and No. 6 reactors at its meltdown-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture on Friday. The two units were the only ones that survived the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit ...

Jan 30, 2014

Tepco to move Fukushima revitalization HQ to Tomioka

Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to move its Fukushima reconstruction headquarters to the town of Tomioka, which is closer to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, officials said. The town, which is within 20 km of the plant, is part of the nuclear ...

Farmer's Tepco grudge runs deep

Jan 29, 2014

Farmer's Tepco grudge runs deep

by Tetsuji Ida

A 70-year-old man who after retiring took up farming in a village in Fukushima Prefecture is in no mood to forgive Tokyo Electric Power Co. for the damage caused by the disaster at the nearby Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. “My grudge against ...

Tepco selling hospital to Tokyo Tatemono

Jan 24, 2014

Tepco selling hospital to Tokyo Tatemono

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has reached a deal to sell an affiliated hospital to major real estate developer Tokyo Tatemono Co. for ¥10 billion. The building and land in the Shinanomachi district of Shinjuku Ward owned by Tokyo Denryoku Hospital will be transferred to ...

Jan 21, 2014

Three Miyagi sites eyed for fallout waste disposal

Three state-owned candidate sites for the final disposal of radioactive waste have been selected in Miyagi Prefecture, the Environment Ministry said Monday. The three municipalities involved are the city of Kurihara and the towns of Kami and Taiwa, the ministry said in Sendai. Facilities ...