NRA reveals cesium readings for seabed off Fukushima No. 1

Jun 14, 2014

NRA reveals cesium readings for seabed off Fukushima No. 1

The Nuclear Regulation Authority has disclosed the results of its fiscal 2013 research into seabed radioactivity off the leaking, heavily damaged Fukushima No. 1 power station. Ocean soil collected about 6 km away from the crippled power plant, run by Tokyo Electric Power Co., ...

Jun 11, 2014

Households free to choose power supplier

The Diet on Wednesday enacted legislation to end the grip regional monopolies have held for 60 years on the household electricity market by opening it up to greater competition. The move is expected to revolutionize the ¥7.5 trillion market for households and other small ...

Jun 9, 2014

NRA nominee paid by Tepco-linked body

Satoru Tanaka, one of the government’s two nominees for the five commissioner posts at the Nuclear Regulation Authority, accepted about ¥600,000 in annual pay from a foundation linked to Tokyo Electric Power Co. over a five-year period through fiscal 2011, foundation sources said Monday. ...

Jun 2, 2014

Work on giant underground ice wall begins at Fukushima plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Monday started building a huge underground ice wall around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to reduce the generation of toxic water at the crippled complex. Under the government-funded project, 1,550 pipes will be inserted into the ground to ...

May 28, 2014

Tepco pinpoints leak at Fukushima No. 1 reactor

The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has identified the location of a leak at the bottom of the container in the No. 1 reactor, a company official said on Wednesday. According to a remote-controlled robot survey conducted by Tokyo ...

NRA gives go-ahead to No. 1 ice wall

May 27, 2014

NRA gives go-ahead to No. 1 ice wall

The country’s nuclear watchdog has decided to allow Tokyo Electric Power Co. to start building an underground ice wall at the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 plant in June despite previous safety concerns.