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EDITORIAL: How come Fukushima disaster is not an issue in this...
Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, is likely to be the first to go back online in the nation after the new safety regulations were set following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Campaigning for the Dec. 14 Lower House election is now entering the home stretch, but we don’t hear much heated debate on the issue of nuclear power generation.
Power lines connecting Fukushima and Tokyo mark centennial
Transmission towers built 100 years ago are still in use in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, sending electricity to the Tokyo metropolitan area. (Yosuke Fukudome)
AIZU-WAKAMATSU, Fukushima Prefecture--With over 300 transmission towers originally erected still in use, the direct transfer of electric power generated in Fukushima Prefecture ...
New technology to speed up detection of radioactive strontium...
Yoshitaka Takagai, an associate professor at Fukushima University, talks about the specifications of the new analytical equipment that can detect strontium 90 in less than 30 minutes. (Yukiko Seino)
New updated equipment that is scheduled to go into operation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in December will detect radioactive strontium 90 in contaminated water...
After failures, TEPCO to use special cement to prevent...
The Asahi Shimbun
The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant plans to fill in trenches on the coastline in yet another attempt to prevent highly contaminated water from pouring into...
TEPCO starts transferring remaining unspent fuel from Fukushima No....
Workers transfer a nuclear assembly into a transportation cask inside the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in November 2013. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has started removing unspent nuclear fuel from a storage pool at the No. 4 reactor building, which was heavily...
TEPCO removes 2nd canopy panel covering Fukushima reactor building
The damaged interior of the No. 1 reactor building of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant can be seen from above, with two of the six panels of a canopy over the reactor building removed, on Nov. 10. (Shiro Nishihata)
OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--In preparation for clearing debris and eventually removing nuclear fuel from inside, Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Nov. 10 temporarily removed...
TEPCO to conclude most vital phase in fuel rod extraction from No. ...
A special cask receptacle removes nuclear fuel assemblies from a storage pool inside the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has removed all the spent nuclear fuel from the pool in the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
TEPCO to postpone nuclear fuel removal at Fukushima No. 1 reactor
Work starts to dismantle a canopy installed over the No. 1 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Oct. 22. (Pool)
A series of delays will push back by years the start of operations to remove spent and melted nuclear fuel from the No. 1 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, ...
TEPCO starts removal work of cover over damaged Fukushima reactor...
Workers drill into a panel of a canopy covering the damaged No. 1 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Oct. 22. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant started dismantling a canopy on Oct. 22 installed over the damaged No. 1 reactor building to prevent...
ANALYSIS: TEPCO behind schedule to eliminate contaminated water...
The Asahi Shimbun
Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s goal of purifying all highly radioactive water stored at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant by the end of the fiscal year has proven to be...
Plans to remove cover over damaged Fukushima reactor draws concern
The cover over the No. 1 reactor building of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in June 2014 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Amid local concerns of the further spread of radioactive materials, Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced plans to start dismantling the canopy installed over the destroyed...
TEPCO, Chubu Electric to form comprehensive alliance
Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Chubu Electric Power Co. said they had reached a basic agreement to form a comprehensive alliance covering the entire energy supply chain.
TEPCO doubles tsunami height in damage estimate for Fukushima plant
A temporary levee constructed on the coastline at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A tsunami of 26 meters would inundate the already-stricken Fukushima No. 1 power plant, causing a huge amount of radioactive substances to spill into the sea, according to...
TEPCO struggling to win approval of fishermen over water-discharge ...
Fishermen attend a meeting held by Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the central government on Sept. 18 in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, to explain their latest water-discharge plan. (Hiroki Ito)
Local fishermen are crying foul over Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s latest plan to discharge processed contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant...
TEPCO begins test runs of new ALPS system at stricken plant
Workers clad in protective suits check the ALPS equipment at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in November 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it has begun trial runs of a decontamination channel of a newly installed ALPS system to process radioactive water at the damaged Fukushima No. 1...
TEPCO coating seafloor at Fukushima port with special cement...
The Asahi Shimbun
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has begun using a special cement mixture to coat the seafloor of the port at its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to contain radioactive...
4 workers hired to decommission Fukushima plant plan 90 million...
Workers remove nuclear fuel rods from the storage pool at the No. 4 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Pool)
Four workers involved in the decommissioning process at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant plan to sue the operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., and the general...
More ALPS equipment approved for use at Fukushima plant
The multi-nuclide removal equipment ALPS (advanced liquid processing system) at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant undergoes an inspection due to system troubles last November. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Additional decontamination machines will be installed at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to treat the hundreds of tons of radioactive groundwater collected at...
EDITORIAL: Society must find ways to reduce stress of Fukushima...
Holding a portrait of his late wife, Hamako, Mikio Watanabe meets reporters in Fukushima on Aug. 26 after the Fukushima District Court ruling. (The Asahi Shimbun)
In July 2011, Hamako Watanabe committed suicide by setting herself ablaze. Having been forced to evacuate her home in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, after the nuclear disaster ...
Court orders TEPCO to compensate family of Fukushima woman who...
Mikio Watanabe poses with a portrait of his late wife, Hamako, in front of the family altar at their home in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, in April. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
FUKUSHIMA--The Fukushima District Court ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay 49 million yen ($471,600) in compensation to the family of a woman who committed suicide by...