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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...
TEPCO gave 50 contracts to company tied to Kariwa mayor
Kariwa Mayor Hiroo Shinada (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
KARIWA, Niigata Prefecture--The father of pro-nuclear Kariwa Mayor Hiroo Shinada is a director of a company that received contracts worth millions of yen for work at the...
TEPCO told to pay 27 million yen to family of Fukushima evacuee...
Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture on May 15 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
FUKUSHIMA--Tokyo Electric Power Co. has been ordered to pay 27 million yen ($219,500) in compensation to the bereaved family of a male evacuee who committed suicide after being ...
Shareholders of 9 utilities reject proposals to abolish nuclear...
Activists hold a demonstration to oppose Kansai Electric Power Co.’s plans to restart nuclear reactors as shareholders walk toward the venue of the company’s annual meeting in Kobe on June 25. (Ryo Kato)
Shareholders of the nation's nine regional utilities with nuclear power plants rejected calls for a nuclear-free Japan at their annual meetings on June 25, while management...
Struggling TEPCO to gain additional funding from 3 national...
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
In a show of confidence, the nation's top three banks and other financial organizations who have been funding embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co. have agreed to extend 280...
Document shows TEPCO recognized risk of huge tsunami at Fukushima...
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. in 2008 recognized the “indispensable” need for countermeasures against a towering tsunami at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, but it ended up...
Fukushima business owners at a loss over plan to terminate...
Naomi Hirose, president of Tokyo Electric Power Co., explains the company’s new compensation policy in Fukushima on June 7. (Naoyuki Takahashi)
Business operators that evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear disaster criticized plans to end compensation payments, citing the destruction of their normal bases of operation...
NRA rebukes TEPCO for failure to contain radioactive Fukushima...
Rows of tanks holding contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan’s nuclear watchdog had harsh words for Tokyo Electric Power Co. over its failure to implement a comprehensive strategy to plug leaks of contaminated water at its...
IAEA blames TEPCO's poor preparations for Fukushima disaster
Yukiya Amano, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, speaks in an interview in April in Vienna. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The U.N. nuclear watchdog squarely puts the blame for the Fukushima nuclear crisis on the plant operator’s inadequate preparations against natural disasters and severe...
TEPCO 'completes processing' highly radioactive water at Fukushima ...
Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori, right, is briefed on the ALPS system that removes radioactive substances from contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in November 2014. (Pool)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it “completed” the onerous task of processing about 620,000 tons of highly radioactive water stored at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant ...
TEPCO to finish processing highly contaminated water by month’s...
Equipment to remove radioactive substances from contaminated water stored at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant (Pool)
IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it will finish processing highly radioactive water stored in tanks at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant by the...
TEPCO robot finds Fukushima No. 2 reactor pressure venting system...
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The venting system designed to release pressure inside the containment vessel of the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant likely failed during the 2011...
Radioactive water leaks from storage tank at Fukushima
Workers at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant check for leaks from storage tanks holding highly radioactive water. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A tiny amount of radioactive water has leaked from a storage tank at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.