Aug 26, 2014

Three firms picked to help tackle toxic water at Fukushima No. 1

The government picked three overseas companies Tuesday to participate in a subsidized project to determine the best available technology for separating radioactive tritium from the toxic water building up at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Tokyo Electric Power Co. is currently test-running a ...

Aug 19, 2014

Fukushima exports first batch of rice since meltdowns to Singapore

Exports of Fukushima-grown rice have resumed after being suspended by the nuclear crisis in March 2011 amid soaring concerns about radiation contamination, a national agricultural cooperative said Monday. A shipment of 300 kg of Koshihikari brand rice produced in Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture, has arrived ...

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 ...

Jun 30, 2013

Municipalities ask Tepco for residents' data to expedite redress

Tokyo Electric Power Co. may disclose information on Fukushima Prefecture residents who have yet to file compensation claims with their municipalities over the nuclear crisis. Local governments in Fukushima have been calling on Tepco to share data about residents who are eligible to file ...

Jun 14, 2013

Tepco workers get room to breathe

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has expanded the areas where employees at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant can work without masks as radiation levels continue to decline. The move, taken at the end of May, is expected to reduce cases of heatstroke for some ...

Apr 20, 2013

More Tepco mismanagement

Leaky underground storage pools have forced Tepco to start transferring radioactive water to aboveground tanks at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.