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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...
TEPCO plans to add sealant to ice walls to halt flow of...
Workers prepare to pour ice into a trench filled with contaminated water in an attempt to create a sealant at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in July. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it will test cement and other materials as a sealant to completely stem the radioactive water pouring from turbine buildings into trenches at the...
TEPCO, Tohoku Electric to 'donate' 200 million yen more to village ...
The nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Tohoku Electric Power Co. will make a final combined 200 million yen ($1.95 million) "donation" to a village hosting the nuclear fuel...
Utilities still spending consumer fees to run nuclear-promotion...
A public relations facility for Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture (Kaname Kakuta)
Seven electric power utilities continue to spend billions of yen to run facilities that promote nuclear power despite dwindling visitor numbers and pressure on the companies to ...
TEPCO: Nearly all nuclear fuel melted at Fukushima No. 3 reactor
The upper part of the No. 3 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was blown off in an explosion in March 2011. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
Almost all of the nuclear fuel in the No. 3 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant melted within days of the March 11, 2011, disaster, according to a new estimate...
Decontaminated water from Fukushima plant to be dumped into sea
The Asahi Shimbun
Tokyo Electric Power Co. wants to dump decontaminated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the ocean.
6 utilities post profits without use of nuclear reactors
TEPCO President Naomi Hirose announces a pretax profit for the April-June period of fiscal 2014 at a news conference in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward. (Wataru Sekita)
Six of Japan’s 10 regional electricity companies, including Tokyo Electric Power Co., posted pretax profits for the April-June quarter of fiscal 2014 without resuming...
EDITORIAL: Public demands the truth about Fukushima accident
Hiroyuki Kawai, a lawyer representing citizens seeking criminal responsibility for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, meets reporters in Tokyo on July 31. (The Asahi Shimbun)
What is the whole truth about the nuclear disaster that hit this nation three years ago? We have yet to hear a satisfactory answer to this question.