NRA gives go-ahead to No. 1 ice wall

May 27, 2014

NRA gives go-ahead to No. 1 ice wall

The country’s nuclear watchdog has decided to allow Tokyo Electric Power Co. to start building an underground ice wall at the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 plant in June despite previous safety concerns.

First Papua gas heads for Japan

May 26, 2014

First Papua gas heads for Japan

The first cargo of liquefied natural gas from Papua New Guinea was headed for Japan on Monday, marking the first time LNG has been imported from the South Pacific nation as Japan deals with a nationwide atomic power shutdown. The first shipment, which will ...

May 26, 2014

Tepco ordered to pay damages to nuke evacuee

The Kyoto District Court has ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay millions of yen in damages to a man who evacuated Fukushima Prefecture due to the March 2011 nuclear disaster, sources close to the matter said on Monday. It is the first time ...

May 23, 2014

Tepco resumes testing of ALPS water cleaning system in Fukushima

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday it has restarted one of the three experimental water-filtration lines at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture. The other two lines in the Advanced Liquid Processing System are expected to go back online in ...

May 22, 2014

Tepco to jump into markets outside Tokyo

Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to start moving into other markets in October as Japan prepares to liberalize its electricity market in 2016, officials of the beleaguered utility said Thursday. Tepco, the nation’s largest utility, will initially make forays into the western and central ...

May 20, 2014

ALPS water cleaner halted again

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it has again suspended its trouble-plagued system for cleaning radiation-tainted water at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant. Tepco put its Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) on standby mode after it found processed water was cloudy instead of ...

Record high radiation in seawater off Fukushima plant

May 17, 2014

Record high radiation in seawater off Fukushima plant

Radiation has spiked to all-time highs at five monitoring points in waters adjacent to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power station, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday. The measurements follow similar highs detected in groundwater at the plant. Officials of Tepco, as ...

Miniature underground ice wall shown off at Fukushima No. 1

May 16, 2014

Miniature underground ice wall shown off at Fukushima No. 1

A miniature version of the experimental underground ice wall slated to be built around the stricken reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant was shown to the media Friday. The government and general contractor Kajima Corp. intend to build a massive frozen wall ...

May 16, 2014

Tepco finds source of water leak in reactor 3

Tepco has found the exact place where radioactive water is leaking from the primary containment vessel of the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant. Using a camera survey, Tokyo Electric Power Co. found the water leaking near a pipe joint ...

May 14, 2014

Fukushima fund also tasked with decommissioning

The Diet enacted a revised law Wednesday that will give a state-backed fund dealing with compensation issues related to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster the added task of working to decommission the plant. The revamped entity could be launched this summer, in ...