Editorials Jul 31, 2013

Yet more Tepco incompetence

Tepco's late admission that radioactive groundwater from the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant is leaking into the ocean raises questions about its abilities.

National Jun 14, 2013

Tepco again corrects water radiation level

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has issued another correction for groundwater radiation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex and now says that it's only a tenth of what it announced earlier this month. The correction Wednesday was the second the beleaguered utility has issued for ...

Contaminated water still headache for Tepco

National Nov 15, 2011

Contaminated water still headache for Tepco

by Kazuaki Nagata

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has fought an eight-month battle to decontaminate the massive amounts of radioactive water in the reactor basements of the Fukushima No. 1 plant, and the struggle is far from over. Though it continues to process contaminated water currently flooding the basements ...

Iodine-131 found in groundwater

National Apr 2, 2011

Iodine-131 found in groundwater

by Masami Ito

Tokyo Electric Co. came under further fire Friday after it was revealed that many of its employees at the damaged Fukushima No. 1 power plant have been working without the protection of dosimeters. It also said radioactivity in groundwater under the compound spiked. Tepco said ...

National Aug 12, 2005

Radioactive leak halts Tepco reactor

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday it will shut down the No. 1 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to investigate a leakage of fluids containing radioactive tritium found July 28 in the turbine building. Tepco began procedures at 6 p.m. Thursday to ...