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 ...

May 4, 2014

Tepco client outflow surged 20% in 2013

Tokyo Electric Power Co. lost around 8,450 large-lot customers in fiscal 2013, up some 20 percent from the year before, according to sources. The contracted electricity supply of those clients totaled 1.2 million kilowatts, equivalent to the output of a large nuclear reactor, the ...

May 2, 2014

Nuclear expert doubts ice wall will solve Fukushima plant leaks

An international nuclear expert expressed skepticism Thursday about Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s plan to set up an experimental ice wall to ultimately stop radioactive water from escaping from the troubled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. “I’m not convinced that the freeze wall is the ...

Apr 30, 2014

Tepco reports profit for first time since '11

Tokyo Electric Power Co. moved into the black in fiscal 2013 thanks to drastic cost-cutting efforts taken in response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Tepco is restructuring after effectively being put under state control after the March 2011 quake and tsunami triggered core meltdowns ...

Apr 18, 2014

Sharp to build solar complex within hot zone

Sharp Corp. said it will build a large 2,200-kw solar power plant in the town of Tomioka, which is within an evacuation advisory area around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Under an agreement with the town, Sharp plans to begin construction in ...