Oct 15, 2014

Radioactivity spikes in No. 1 reactor well water

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said there has been a sharp spike in the radioactivity of water samples taken from an observation well built by the sea at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The samples, collected from the well on Monday, contained ...

Taiwan reveals new plans to send nuclear waste abroad

Oct 15, 2014

Taiwan reveals new plans to send nuclear waste abroad

Taiwan on Tuesday unveiled plans to process nuclear waste abroad for the first time as its power plants approach capacity — but environment groups slammed the proposal as “too risky.” The government is under growing public pressure over its unpopular nuclear policy, as concerns ...

Oct 9, 2014

Three banks to extend uncollateralized loans to recovering Tepco

Three banks have decided to extend uncollateralized loans to Tokyo Electric Power Co. after judging that the beleaguered utility is recovering with government support, according to sources close to the matter. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and ...

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. ...