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Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Feb 17, 2018
Media reports de-romanticize the cleanup work on the Fukushima nuclear power plant
Most of the reliable reporting about the clean-up of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant since it suffered three meltdowns in March 2011 has been from on-site workers. Even when articles appear in major media outlets about the situation at the crippled reactor, it's usually presented through the...
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 7, 2018
Court orders Tepco to pay ¥1.1 billion in extra damages to residents of Fukushima district
A court on Wednesday ordered Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. to pay ¥1.1 billion ($10.1 million) in damages to Fukushima residents over nuclear meltdowns triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jan 31, 2018
Lingering effects of 2011 disaster take toll in fallout-hit Fukushima, experts warn
There are fewer and fewer headlines these days about the catastrophe resulting from the triple core meltdown in March 2011 at Tepco's Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. But participants at a recent symposium stressed that the disaster's lingering effects continue to weigh heavily on people and municipalities...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2018
Tepco refused safety agency's proposal to simulate Fukushima tsunami nine years before meltdown disaster
Testimony about the plan was submitted as part of a lawsuit filed by Fukushima evacuees seeking compensation from the utility and the central government.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 20, 2018
Tepco spots Fukushima fuel debris in reactor 2, says fuel rod assembly 'fell out of reactor'
A fuel assembly handle spotted at the bottom of reactor 2 prompts Tokyo Electric to all but confirm that some of the core melted and fell through the bottom.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 17, 2018
Blockchain and drones could play a role in Tepco's fight for survival
Shattered by the enormity of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and bleeding customers to nimbler rivals, Tokyo's lumbering, 66-year-old electric-power behemoth has a new strategy for long-term survival: reinventing itself as a cutting-edge innovator.
JAPAN
Jan 16, 2018
Tepco to resume attempt to probe damaged reactor at Fukushima No. 1 plant
The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has said it will resume late this week a survey of the crippled No. 2 reactor using a telescopic arm, hoping to obtain images of melted nuclear fuel.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jan 6, 2018
Japan spends scant energy on renewables
Dec. 11, 2017, marked the 20th anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty signed by 84 countries who committed to limit the release of greenhouse gases, which are considered the cause of global warming. Japan, of course, was one of the signatories, and a Dec. 14 feature in the Asahi Shimbun reviewed...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 4, 2018
Tepco looks to tie up with other utilities to perform reactor checks, in order to cut costs
Struggling to recover from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. is considering collaborating with other utilities to conduct regular checks of their nuclear power plants in order to cut costs, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 27, 2017
Two Niigata nuclear reactors run by Tepco clear new safety standards, a first for the company since the Fukushima crisis
Two Tepco reactors are cleared for restarts by the nuclear watchdog agency, becoming the first run by the operator of the crippled Fukushima power plant to pass stricter safety standards.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 25, 2017
Town of Futaba kicks off radiation cleanup with eye on 2022 revival
Cleanup work kicked off Monday to make radiation-tainted Futaba, one of the towns hosting the meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 power plant, habitable again by around spring 2022 under a government-led recovery project.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 21, 2017
Tepco hoping Rugby World Cup can help Fukushima
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (Tepco), the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, is hoping the 2019 Rugby World Cup will provide an opportunity to revitalize the area around the disaster-stricken power station as evacuation orders continue to be lifted.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 4, 2017
Tepco may halve domestic branches in bid to streamline business operations
Tepco, still struggling to recover from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, may shutter half of its 45 branches to streamline business operations.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 12, 2017
Tepco starts installing device to remove fuel from reactor 3 cooling pool at Fukushima No. 1
Tepco on Sunday began installing equipment to be used for removing fuel from the storage pool for reactor 3 at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 23, 2017
Plaintiffs file appeal to win bigger payout over Fukushima nuclear disaster
A lawyer representing the group said the “level and scope of compensation” awarded by a lower court is insufficient.
EDITORIALS
Oct 13, 2017
Responding to the suffering from the nuclear crisis
Lawmakers need to come to grips with the lessons from the 2011 accident and the government's responsibility for the safety of nuclear power.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 10, 2017
Government, Tepco ordered to pay ¥500 million in damages for Fukushima disaster
In second ruling of its kind among 30 similar lawsuits, court says 3/11 quake and tsunami were foreseeable.
EDITORIALS
Oct 8, 2017
NRA's nod for a Tepco nuclear plant restart
Given its scathing criticism of Tepco as late as June, the NRA's recent green light for the restart of two idled Tepco reactors in Niigata raises questions.
EDITORIALS
Sep 30, 2017
Damages for the nuclear disaster
The courts are sending mixed signals to Tepco and the government about responsibility for the safety of nuclear plants.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 29, 2017
Botched gauge settings might have contaminated Fukushima groundwater from April onward: Tepco
Tokyo Electric discloses that botched settings on well monitors may have worsened groundwater contamination at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant from April onward.

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