Jun 9, 2014

NRA nominee paid by Tepco-linked body

Satoru Tanaka, one of the government’s two nominees for the five commissioner posts at the Nuclear Regulation Authority, accepted about ¥600,000 in annual pay from a foundation linked to Tokyo Electric Power Co. over a five-year period through fiscal 2011, foundation sources said Monday. ...

Jun 2, 2014

Work on giant underground ice wall begins at Fukushima plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Monday started building a huge underground ice wall around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to reduce the generation of toxic water at the crippled complex. Under the government-funded project, 1,550 pipes will be inserted into the ground to ...

May 28, 2014

Tepco pinpoints leak at Fukushima No. 1 reactor

The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has identified the location of a leak at the bottom of the container in the No. 1 reactor, a company official said on Wednesday. According to a remote-controlled robot survey conducted by Tokyo ...

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 ...