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JAPAN
Mar 22, 2013
Tepco snubs ¥10.5 billion cleanup tab
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is u00a510.55 billion in arrears to the Environment Ministry over work to decontaminate land around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 21, 2013
Tepco smells a rat in Fukushima No. 1 fuel pool cooling glitch
A rat apparently gnawed on a switchboard or its wiring, causing the 30-hour power cutoff for the spent-fuel pool cooling systems at the meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant that led to renewed fallout fears, Tepco indicates.
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2013
No. 1 fuel pool power to be restored: Tepco
Critical cooling systems for four pools containing thousands of nuclear fuel assemblies at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant shut down due to a loss of power overnight Monday, highlighting the vulnerability of the ad hoc equipment set up after the meltdowns two years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 19, 2013
Power trouble leads to suspension of cooling operations at Fukushima plant
Tokyo Electric Power Co. says Monday a problem with electric power has occurred at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, leading to the suspension of the system to cool spent fuel pools of the Nos. 1, 3 and 4 units.
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2013
Record cesium level detected in fish caught near Fukushima nuclear plant
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday it detected a record 740,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in a fish caught in waters near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, equivalent to 7,400 times the state-set limit deemed safe for human consumption.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2013
Hibiya rally tries to keep nuclear foes on message
Far away from disaster-hit Tohoku, people gathered Monday in Tokyo's Hibiya Park to offer silent prayers on the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
COMMENTARY / Japan / SENTAKU MAGAZINE
Mar 11, 2013
A recharged power industry
Three months after December's general election, Japan's electric power industry, under the Abe regime, appears set to regain its former political clout.
Japan Times
JAPAN / TOHOKU TRAPPED IN TIME
Mar 9, 2013
NRA gets strict, must prove credibility
Japan's nuclear regulator has had a major revamp in the two years since lax safety standards contributed to the catastrophic nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, discrediting it in the eyes of the public.
Japan Times
JAPAN / TOHOKU TRAPPED IN TIME
Mar 9, 2013
Water is both the savior and the bane at Fukushima No. 1
Those who were at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant two years ago probably remember their fears after towering tsunami knocked out the reactor cooling systems, triggering three core meltdowns.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 1, 2013
Tepco mulls power cuts for industries refusing its rate hike
Tokyo Electric Power Co. may suspend power supply to companies and factories that are refusing to accept the utility's higher electricity rates, which it has increased since last April by an average of 14.9 percent, a company official said Wednesday.
EDITORIALS
Feb 14, 2013
Tepco's investigation obstruction
Misleading information provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co. a year ago halted a Diet committee probe of one of the Fukushima plant's failed reactors.
EDITORIALS
Feb 10, 2013
Nuclear power and press freedom
Japan's plunge in a global ranking of press freedom is attributed solely to poor access to information on the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 5, 2013
Tepco's net loss projection snowballs to ¥120 billion for 2012
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday it expects to record a ¥120 billion group net loss for the year ending in March instead of ¥45 billion as previously forecasted on expanding fuel costs for thermal power generation caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LIGHT GIST
Dec 25, 2012
The year in quotes: 25 windows on the way things were in 2012
It was a year dominated by Japan's spats with its most powerful neighbors, China and South Korea, over tiny specks in the sea, and by national soul-searching over nuclear power and the calamity that struck Japan in March 2011. It ended with the stunning political resurrection of the Liberal Democratic Party. In between, there were memorable faux pas on homosexuality, welfare and official sexism.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jul 4, 2012
Breaker, breaker: How to conserve energy without thinking too much
There's an easy way to save energy this summer that the utilities don't talk about.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2011
Disaster analysis you may not hear elsewhere
The seemingly limited information being provided by both the government and the operating company, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), about the ongoing disaster at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is a source of widespread public concern.

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