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 ...

Jul 14, 2015

Tepco should update its nuclear emergency manual: IAEA inspectors

International nuclear inspectors have told Tokyo Electric Power Co. to update its emergency manual to reflect new safety measures imposed after the crisis at the company’s Fukushima No. 1 plant began. The order came after a team from the International Atomic Energy Agency completed ...

Tepco sending water cannon to Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant

Jul 10, 2015

Tepco sending water cannon to Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it will deploy large-capacity water cannon systems at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station in Niigata Prefecture to prevent diffusion of radioactive materials in case of a disaster. Five sets of the system comprising a pumper and a water cannon ...

Jul 5, 2015

Electricity and gas liberalization

Liberalization of the electricity and gas industries could be a boon, but the government needs to keep a close watch to make sure consumers don't get burned.