Sep 30, 2014

Tepco, Sellafield to compare notes on decommissioning reactors

Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced Tuesday it has agreed to share knowledge and experience on decommissioning damaged reactors with Britain’s Sellafield. Tepco has struggled with cleaning up the tsunami-battered Fukushima No. 1 plant, especially with safely storing radioactive water used to cool the reactors. ...

Sep 29, 2014

Water treatment facility at Fukushima No. 1 suspended again

Tepco said Monday its trouble-plagued radioactive water treatment system at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has been partially suspended again. One of three treatment lines of the multi-nuclide removal facility was halted last week after Tokyo Electric Power Co. found that water passing ...

Sep 26, 2014

Restarting Fukushima No. 2 plant would be very difficult: Obuchi

Industry minister Yuko Obuchi said Thursday that it will be “very difficult” to restart Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant, which escaped severe damage in the 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster unlike the No. 1 plant nearby, amid strong calls from locals to ...