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Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 26, 2019
Tepco may consider scrapping one or more reactors at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant
The host city's mayor has made such decommissioning a condition for approving the restarts of two other reactors at the plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 19, 2019
South Korea summons Japanese diplomat over plans for Fukushima water
South Korea's Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the economy minister from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul to discuss a reported plan to discharge waste water, contaminated due to the meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, into the Pacific Ocean.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 15, 2019
60% of spent nuclear fuel in Japan to be stored in metal casks in the future, research shows
Over 60 percent of the some 15,200 tons of spent nuclear fuel in Japan could be stored in metal casks in the future, as the cooling pools that currently hold them are filling up, Kyodo News research showed Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 11, 2019
Tepco toughens stance toward nuclear disaster damages settlement
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. is more reluctant to accept recommendations for a settlement of damages claims by people affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 9, 2019
Tepco and three other companies considering joint firm to build nuclear power plant in Aomori
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and three other companies are considering jointly setting up a new firm to construct and manage a planned nuclear power plant in Aomori Prefecture, informed sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2019
Fukushima nuclear plant to run out of tanks to store tritium-laced water in three years, Tepco says
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. on Friday projected that the storage tanks for the treated contaminated water at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant would reach full capacity in three years despite plans to expand storage space, complicating the government's efforts to tackle the build-up.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 8, 2019
Nuclear fuel debris removal at Fukushima plant could start with No. 2 reactor
A government-backed organization in charge of supporting the decommissioning of nuclear plants is considering proposing the removal of melted nuclear fuel debris beginning with the No. 2 reactor at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, officials said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 31, 2019
Fukushima governor accepts Tepco plan to scrap No. 2 nuclear plant and store spent fuel on site
In a meeting with the president of the utility, the governor also accepted its plan to build an on-site storage facility to store spent nuclear fuel.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2019
Tepco says it will decommission nuclear reactors at Fukushima No. 2 plant
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. will decommission the Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant, its president, Tomoaki Kobayakawa, told Fukushima Gov. Masao Ochibori at a meeting Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2019
Tepco to decommission reactors at Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. will formally decide to decommission the Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant after informing the prefectural governor.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / INSIDER REPORT
Jul 8, 2019
Building toward large-scale use of renewable energy in Japan
The Paris agreement has accelerated worldwide momentum for strengthening global warming countermeasures.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / INSIDER REPORT
Jul 1, 2019
Japan's energy policies at a critical juncture
Japan's energy policies are at a big turning point. Due to the unforeseeable future of the energy business, utility companies have yet to embark on drastic reform. Despite the fact that irreversible, inevitable and diverse social change is underway simultaneously, the government has been pressed with...
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 23, 2019
Tepco won't hire foreign nationals with new visas for Fukushima nuclear work until safety guaranteed
The operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will not hire foreign nationals who enter Japan under a new visa program for decommissioning work at the complex until it can confirm that their safety will be ensured.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2019
Tepco cautioned about employing foreign workers at Fukushima nuclear plant under new visa system
The government on Tuesday urged the operator of the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to carefully examine the firm's plan to have non-Japanese work at the complex under a new visa program, citing difficulties in managing long-term health risks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 13, 2019
Tepco tests halting water injection into crippled reactor at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant
Hopefully, the test will show how the temperature inside reactor 2 could rise in the event of an emergency.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 23, 2019
Jera eyes role as global renewable leader but says coal will still play role in Japan's energy mix
With the integration of existing thermal power plants of its parents Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and Chubu Electric Power Co. completed on April 1, Jera Co. has completed the last step of unifying the full value chain from upstream fuel and power trading to power generation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2019
Tepco transfers first nuclear fuel out of No. 3 reactor building at crippled Fukushima plant
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant said Tuesday it has transferred some nuclear fuel from one of the reactor buildings damaged by hydrogen explosions in the 2011 disaster to another location for safer storage and management.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 18, 2019
Tepco says foreign workers on new visas can work at crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant
The company is also considering accepting workers from overseas at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture, officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2019
Tepco begins removing fuel rods from Unit 3 reactor pool at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant
The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant starts removing nuclear fuel from the Unit 3 storage pool.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 14, 2019
During visit to crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant, Abe gets updated about ongoing reconstruction work
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the government will do its utmost to rebuild the area around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant.

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