Fukushima No. 1 workers rally against Tepco

Mar 14, 2014

Fukushima No. 1 workers rally against Tepco

Workers from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant rallied Friday outside the headquarters of Tokyo Electric Power Co., complaining they are being forced to work for meager pay in dangerous conditions. The group of about 100 demonstrators shouted and pumped their fists in the ...

Jaczko recalls chaos of Fukushima early days

Mar 12, 2014

Jaczko recalls chaos of Fukushima early days

by Kazuaki Nagata

The central government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. fell into chaos when the triple meltdown crisis started at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission also faced a tough crisis-management situation characterized by limited information and mounting pressure to ...

Mar 6, 2014

Spending on Fukushima ballooning three years on

The government is expected to use a substantial amount of money to develop advanced technology aimed at mitigating the ongoing effects of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The government has budgeted more than ¥166 billion for technological development at ...

Tepco haunted by mismanagement

| Mar 6, 2014

Tepco haunted by mismanagement

by Miya Tanaka

Tepco has been walking a tightrope at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant for the last three years, and many of its missteps have been glaring. Having to clean up the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl was never going to be simple or easy, ...

Mar 2, 2014

Fallout evacuees to sue for damages

Residents forced to flee from fallout ejected by the Fukushima No. 1 power plant meltdowns plan to sue the government and plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. in 14 district courts across the country, it was learned Sunday. Similar suits filed by 1,278 evacuees ...

Mar 1, 2014

Fukushima's appalling death toll

As the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake approaches, new studies show that more people have died of stress and other mental illnesses than from causes directly linked to the triple "3/11" disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant meltdown.

Feb 27, 2014

Decision not to indict Kan over 3/11 upheld

An independent judicial panel has upheld the Tokyo prosecutors’ decision last September not to indict former Prime Minister Naoto Kan and five other people over the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, panel sources said. The 11-member panel of citizens reviewed the ...

Tepco lets media into Fukushima control room

Feb 27, 2014

Tepco lets media into Fukushima control room

Tokyo Electric Power Co. allowed media representatives into the central control room for reactors 1 and 2 at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power station on Wednesday for the first time since the nuclear crisis started in March 2011. Inside the room, traces could ...