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 to mull rate hike if it can't restart Niigata nuclear complex

Feb 16, 2015

Tepco to mull rate hike if it can't restart Niigata nuclear complex

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it will need to consider raising electricity rates for the first time since 2012 unless it can restart the world’s biggest nuclear plant. Resumption of the Kashiwazaki Kariwa station in Niigata Prefecture is essential for sustaining profits, Tepco President ...

Safety of Niigata power plant worries locals

Jul 21, 2014

Safety of Niigata power plant worries locals

Seven years have passed since the massive Chuetsu Offshore Earthquake hit Niigata Prefecture, but residents around Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant still worry about how safe it is. When the magnitude-6.8 quake struck on July 16, 2007, a transformer at the nuclear ...

Apr 1, 2014

No Tepco rate hike this year

New Tepco Chairman Fumio Sudo said the utility will not hike rates later this year even if the restart of its huge nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture is delayed. Acknowledging that Tokyo Electric Power Co. as operator of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 ...

NRA checks fault study areas at Kashiwazaki

Feb 17, 2014

NRA checks fault study areas at Kashiwazaki

Nuclear regulators started a two-day inspection Monday of sites where Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to conduct a seismic activity survey of geological faults in and around the large Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear complex in Niigata Prefecture. If the findings of the preliminary inspection are approved ...