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JAPAN
Jun 3, 2013
Ministry may sue Tepco for ¥16 billion
The Environment Ministry may file a lawsuit seeking ¥16.5 billion from Tokyo Electric Power to pay for government decontamination work since the 2011 nuclear disaster.
JAPAN
May 31, 2013
Ground freeze urged to curb seepage into Fukushima No. 1 radioactive basements
To reduce the flow of groundwater into the crippled reactor buildings at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 atomic plant, the government told Tepco on Thursday to freeze the soil around them.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 31, 2013
Widow in farmer suicide sues Tepco
A Filipino woman whose Japanese husband committed suicide after his dairy farming business was decimated by the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is suing Tokyo Electric Power Co. for about ¥126 million.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
May 28, 2013
281_Anti Nuke's anger at authority is at a critical mass
More than two years after the triple reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, hundreds of thousands of residents of the Tohoku region of northeastern Honshu remain displaced, the power station teeters on the brink of further disaster and large swaths of northern Japan are so irradiated they'll be uninhabitable for generations to come. But today in Tokyo, it is as though March 11, 2011, never happened. The streets are packed with tourists and banners herald the city's 2020 Olympic bid; the neon lights are back on and all memories of post-meltdown power savings seem long forgotten.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OUR PLANET EARTH
May 26, 2013
Mr. Abe: Bag the nukes and heed the Keeling Curve
Dear Prime Minister Abe,
BUSINESS / Companies
May 23, 2013
Chubu Electric, Tepco to build coal-fired plant
Chubu Electric Power Co. plans to establish a joint special purpose company with Tokyo Electric Power Co. to build and operate a coal-fired power plant, industry sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
May 19, 2013
Fukushima photos focus on what can't be seen
Photographer Tomoki Imai has been a blur of activity since we reached the lookout point halfway up 601-meter Mount Higakure in the Futaba district of Fukushima Prefecture.
JAPAN
May 14, 2013
Tepco seeks fishermen's OK for groundwater dump
Tokyo Electric Power Co. met Monday with fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture to seek approval for its plan to dump some of the groundwater accumulating at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the sea.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 2, 2013
Three tie up on smart meter system
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it will tie up with Toshiba Corp. and NTT Data Corp. to develop a system for next-generation "smart meters" that enable utilities to accurately monitor electricity demand and efficiently manage supply.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 1, 2013
Tepco reports ¥685 billion net loss for 2012 as redress claims take toll
Tokyo Electric Power Co. reports a group net loss of ¥685.29 billion for the business year ended in March, its third straight year in the red due to the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2013
Tepco develops its own filtered venting system to hasten reactor restarts
Tokyo Electric plans to equip its idled nuclear reactors with filtered venting systems developed in-house to hasten efforts to restart them, it is learned.
JAPAN
Apr 25, 2013
Tohoku Electric, Tepco in nuclear compensation talks
Tohoku Electric begins talks with Tokyo Electric on compensation for dropping electricity sales in Fukushima Prefecture.
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2013
Tohoku Electric, Tepco in nuclear compensation talks
Tohoku Electric begins talks with Tokyo Electric on compensation for dropping electricity sales in Fukushima Prefecture.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 24, 2013
Claims against Tepco can run long
The Cabinet endorsed a bill Tuesday that would allow people affected by the Fukushima nuclear crisis to seek damages from Tokyo Electric Power Co. after the statute of limitations runs out after three years.
EDITORIALS
Apr 20, 2013
More Tepco mismanagement
Leaky underground storage pools have forced Tepco to start transferring radioactive water to aboveground tanks at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2013
Tepco postpones transfer of radioactive water in Fukushima
Tepco delays transfer of toxic water at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, citing a need for more time to conduct safety checks and install a water pipe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 11, 2013
Tepco boosts coal capacity to cut need for costly oil
Tokyo Electric Power Co. may cut its oil purchases by more than one-third as it boosts its reliance on coal plants to reduce an energy bill that's ballooned since the Fukushima nuclear crisis started.
JAPAN
Mar 31, 2013
Tepco testing new water decontamination system at Fukushima No. 1 plant
Full-fledged operation of the advanced liquid processing system (ALPS) will start in about four months after its performance is verified. Tepco said it plans to process 250 tons of irradiated water a day using the new multinuclide removal system, which has the capacity to dispose of up to 500 tons when fully operational.
JAPAN
Mar 26, 2013
Rat caused second Fukushima No. 1 blackout: Tepco
Tokyo Electric Power Co. confirmed Monday that a rat disabled the cooling systems of the spent-fuel pools at the meltdown-stricken Fukushima No. 1 power plant last week.
EDITORIALS
Mar 24, 2013
Accident highlights nuclear peril
The daylong power outage last week at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant suggests that Tokyo Electric Power Co. is still skewing its priorities.

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