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Group to monitor trial of former TEPCO executives to clarify truth ...
From left, Ruiko Muto, Kazuyoshi Sato and Takashi Soeda hold a news conference in Fukushima on Jan. 19 to announce a planned group that will monitor the trial of three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Masakazu Honda)
Lawyers, journalists and scientists will form a group to help expose the truth and spread details about the Fukushima nuclear disaster during the criminal trial of three former ...
Repentant ex-TEPCO exec helps Fukushima with new tomato farm
Employees tend to tomato seedlings at a computerized farm that opened in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Jan. 20. (Masakazu Honda)
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--A former Tokyo Electric Power Co. executive who feels guilt over the 2011 nuclear disaster is behind the start-up of a tomato farm which...
Toshiba shows off remote-control gear to be used to extract...
Remote-control equipment developed by Toshiba Corp. to remove spent nuclear fuel from a storage pool in a demonstration held on Jan. 18 at the company's Keihin plant in Yokohama (Tatsuya Shimada)
Toshiba Corp. gave a demonstration Jan. 18 of a remote-control crane and robot that it expects to play a crucial role in decommissioning work at the stricken Fukushima No. 1...
Fukushima to turn to third-party mediator to resolve claims...
Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori, at the end of the table, meets with Naomi Hirose, far right, president of Tokyo Electric Power Co., on Jan. 7. (Chikako Kawahara)
FUKUSHIMA--The Fukushima prefectural government, exasperated by Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s foot-dragging, plans to turn to a third-party organ for the first time to resolve a...
TEPCO confronts new problem of radioactive water at Fukushima plant
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has unexpectedly been forced to deal with an increasingly large amount radioactive water accumulating at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power...
TEPCO: Key pressure relief valves failed at No. 2 reactor during...
The No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in July (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A set of critical valves designed to release pressure inside the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant likely failed due to surging temperatures and extreme...
Fukushima decommission chief: 'No textbook' for cleanup
Naohiro Masuda of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The man leading the daunting task of dealing with the Fukushima nuclear plant that sank into meltdowns in northeastern Japan warns with surprising candor: Nothing can be...
TEPCO for 1st time studies inside No. 3 containment vessel at...
An image taken by an industrial endoscope inside the containment vessel for the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant shows an iron-mesh floor. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
More than four years after the triple meltdown, Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Oct. 20 got its first look inside the containment vessel of the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 ...
Police push for charges against TEPCO, execs over pollution...
Officials of the Nuclear Regulation Authority inspect tanks holding radiation-contaminated water on the grounds of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in August 2013. (Provided by the Nuclear Regulation Authority)
FUKUSHIMA--Police are pushing for criminal charges to be filed against Tokyo Electric Power Co. and 32 of its current and former executives over leakages of contaminated water...
TEPCO releases first batch of decontaminated Fukushima groundwater ...
Equipment to decontaminate radioactive groundwater collected from subdrains set up around the main buildings of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, last October. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. was set to release 850 tons of treated radioactive groundwater into the sea off the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant by sundown on Sept. 14.
Bags of tainted waste swept into Fukushima river during torrential ...
Black polyethylene bags containing radioactive grass and other waste pile up under a bridge in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, on Sept. 11. (Provided by Hakaru Watanabe)
FUKUSHIMA--Seven sites for radioactive waste generated from the Fukushima nuclear crisis were submerged during torrential rain in eastern Japan on Sept. 11, raising fears over...
Nearly 700,000 tons of radioactive water stored at Fukushima plant
Reporters observe the dismantling of bolted flange-type tanks to store radiation-contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant during a media tour Sept. 4. (Pool)
OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Almost 700,000 tons of radiation-contaminated water have accumulated at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co....
Panel blames TEPCO’s negligence for delay in information...
Rows of tanks storing contaminated water line the compound of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
An outside panel of experts accused Tokyo Electric Power Co. of not living up to its responsibility to promptly release all available data on the contaminated water leaks at...
Fukushima fishermen give nod to TEPCO’s plan to release treated...
Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in May (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Fisherman operating in waters close to the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant formally approved a plan by plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. to discharge...
In delicate operation, 20-ton object removed from Fukushima fuel...
Two cranes are used to remove a huge piece of debris from the nuclear fuel storage pool of the No. 3 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Aug. 2. (Tatsuya Shimada)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Aug. 2 removed a 20-ton piece of debris from a nuclear fuel storage pool, a small but critical step in decommissioning the crippled Fukushima No. 1...
Indictment of TEPCO trio encourages Fukushima nuclear accident...
From right: Lawyer Hiroyuki Kawai, Ruiko Muto, who heads a group pursuing the criminal responsibility of TEPCO, and lawyer Yuichi Kaido celebrate outside the Tokyo District Court the independent judicial panel of citizens’ decision to indict three former TEPCO executives for their roles in the Fukushima nuclear disaster. (Makiko Ikenaga)
Finally, there is a sense of justice in the air over who should take responsibility for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
EDITORIAL: Trials of ex-TEPCO bigwigs a chance to take fresh look...
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is hit by tsunami on March 11, 2011. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. will stand trial over their criminal responsibility for the 2011 disaster at TEPCO’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
3 former TEPCO executives face criminal trial over Fukushima crisis
Former TEPCO Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. will stand trial over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster after an independent judicial panel of citizens on July 31 again...
Fukushima fishermen OK TEPCO plan to release decontaminated water...
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SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Fishermen in northern Fukushima Prefecture gave Tokyo Electric Power Co. the green light on July 27 to release radioactive groundwater from the...
Fukushima cattle producer's beef with TEPCO, government leads to...
Kazuo Ueno points to a large pile of manure on his ranch in Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, on July 14. (Yasuo Kojima)
KORIYAMA, Fukushima Prefecture--A local cattle producer has sued Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the government to recover 500 million yen ($4 million) in losses it says it...