Aug 9, 2015

Worker at wrecked Fukushima plant dies from head injury

A worker at the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant died Saturday after a hatch at the back of a truck being used in cleanup work closed on his head, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. The accident occurred at around 6:30 a.m., ...

Aug 6, 2015

Bringing Tepco officials to trial

A decision by a judicial panel of citizens means former Tepco top executives will at last have to face justice in regard to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Jul 29, 2015

Tepco's quarterly profit triples as fuel prices plunge

Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, said its first-quarter operating profit tripled as a drop in fuel prices helped cut costs. Tepco, as Japan’s biggest utility is known, posted an operating profit of ¥228.3 billion ($1.85 billion) ...

Jul 29, 2015

Fukushima compensation increased to ¥7 trillion

The government has approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima nuclear crisis to ¥7.07 trillion as tens of thousands of evacuees remain in temporary housing more than four years after the disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Co. will receive ¥950 billion more in ...

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 ...