Toshiba says Westinghouse board to decide on bankruptcy

/ Mar 23, 2017

Toshiba says Westinghouse board to decide on bankruptcy

Toshiba Corp. said the board of its nuclear unit Westinghouse will decide whether to file for bankruptcy, suggesting that is one option under consideration as it struggles with billions of dollars in liabilities from cost overruns on nuclear construction projects. “Whether or not Westinghouse ...

Robot makes foray into reactor 1

Mar 19, 2017

Robot makes foray into reactor 1

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Tokyo Electric on Sunday confirmed lethally high radiation levels inside the primary containment vessel of reactor 1 at the heavily damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant but found they were not nearly as high as those recently logged in reactor 2. Using a camera-equipped ...

White House proposes reviving Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site

Mar 16, 2017

White House proposes reviving Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site

The White House’s fiscal 2018 budget plan for the U.S. Department of Energy includes $120 million to restart licensing for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a project stalled for years by lawsuits and local opposition. The move signals that President ...

/ Mar 4, 2017

Tepco, Chubu to fully integrate thermal power businesses

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and Chubu Electric Power Co. have decided to fully integrate their thermal power operations in two or three years, sources said Friday. The operations, which account for half of Japan’s total thermal power capacity, will be brought under ...