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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 30, 2017
Government, Tepco appeal negligence ruling in 3/11 nuclear crisis
The central government and the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have appealed a court ruling that found them negligent for taking insufficient measures to deal with March 2011 quake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Mar 25, 2017
Radiation brings fear, and kids let it all out
Children too young, one might think, to even know the word 'radiation' have picked it up and flung it with gleeful malice at disoriented new classmates who have enough to cope with already.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 24, 2017
Tepco robot failed to capture images of melted fuel in reactor 1
Tokyo Electric said Thursday that it failed to get any photos of potential fuel debris during a five-day probe of the primary containment vessel at reactor 1 of the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 22, 2017
Tepco eyes reorganization to free up funds for disaster aftermath
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. is aiming to integrate its nuclear and power transmission and distribution businesses with other utilities to free up funds to use in dealing with the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 19, 2017
Robot makes foray into reactor 1
Tokyo Electric on Sunday confirmed lethally high radiation levels inside the primary containment vessel of reactor 1 at the heavily damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant but found they were not nearly as high as those recently logged in reactor 2.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 17, 2017
In first, government and Tepco found liable for Fukushima disaster
A Japanese court has ruled that the government and the operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant were responsible for failing to take preventive measures against the March 2011 tsunami.
JAPAN
Mar 15, 2017
Tepco halts robot probe into Fukushima reactor 1 after camera breaks down
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex was on Tuesday forced to suspend an operation to examine the inside of reactor 1 with a self-propelled robot after experiencing camera trouble.
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2017
Check finds Tepco has only paid 6% of disaster compensation to Fukushima municipalities
The operator of the crippled nuclear complex in Fukushima Prefecture has only paid 6 percent of the compensation sought by municipalities in connection with the 2011 nuclear crisis, according to a recent tally.
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2017
Tepco to send new robot into Fukushima reactor 1 in bid to find melted fuel
The operator of the disaster-struck Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will make a new attempt to examine the inside of reactor 1 on Tuesday with a remote-controlled robot.
JAPAN
Feb 24, 2017
Tepco says no radiation leak after smoke is seen at its Niigata nuke plant
Smoke emerged at a service building of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture on Thursday but it quickly dissipated after a firefighting effort by workers, its operator said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 23, 2017
Pics from Fukushima robots not enough to devise fuel-removal plan for reactor 2: Tepco
While a recent investigation found what may be melted nuclear fuel rods in reactor No. 2 containment vessel at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, that information isn't nearly enough to devise an effective method for removing it, the chief of the plant told reporters during a media tour Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 21, 2017
Japanese power utilities join investors in India's energy sector
A joint venture between two major Japanese electric power companies is looking to explore more business opportunities in India's energy market with a particular focus on renewable energy, joining a growing list of investors betting big on the country's clean energy sector.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 20, 2017
Tepco and Chubu Electric may integrate thermal power biz in 2018
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and Chubu Electric Power Co. are considering integrating their thermal power generation business in fiscal 2018, a report said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 16, 2017
Latest probe of reactor 2 fails after Fukushima robot blocked by obstacles
A renewed attempt to survey reactor 2 at the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant failed Thursday when the latest robot probe became obstructed.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 15, 2017
Japan utility venture to tap into India renewable energy market
A joint venture of a Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. unit and Chubu Electric Power Co. will tap into the renewable energy business in India on the back of high economic growth and increasing electricity demand.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2017
High radiation readings at Fukushima's No. 2 reactor complicate robot-based probe
The daunting radiation in the crippled Fukushima plant's No. 2 reactor likely means Tokyo Electric will have to revamp its robot strategy for locating the melted fuel.
JAPAN
Feb 9, 2017
U.S. expert decries misleading Fukushima reports about 'soaring' radiation
A member of the American Nuclear Society has written online that radiation levels at the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Japan are not "soaring" as reported by some media last week.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2017
Highest radiation reading since 3/11 detected at Fukushima No. 1 reactor
More evidence of core meltdowns emerges at the Fukushima No. 1 plant as radiation hits an “unimaginable” 530 sieverts and holes are found directly beneath a pressure vessel.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 2, 2017
Ex-worker during Fukushima disaster sues Tepco, Kyushu Electric over leukemia
A former nuclear worker who developed leukemia after combating the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis demanded ¥59 million (around $524,000) in damages from two utilities Thursday at his first trial hearing at the Tokyo District Court.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2017
Niigata governor Ryuichi Yoneyama stands firm against restart of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant
The man blocking the world's largest nuclear plant says he grew opposed to atomic energy the same way some people fall in love.

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