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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.
Radioactive dust released during Fukushima cleanup reaches as far...
The Asahi Shimbun
Airborne radioactive materials released during debris-clearing work at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant were found in a town 60 kilometers away on seven occasions since...
1.1 trillion becquerels of radioactivity leak during Fukushima...
Radioactive substances were released during debris clearance work at the No. 3 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in August 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
More than 1 trillion becquerels of radioactive substances were released into the environment during debris-clearing work at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant last year,...
TEPCO to use ice blocks to stem flow of radioactive water in...
Workers construct an underground frozen soil wall south of the No. 4 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on July 8. (Pool)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. unveiled a plan that would place blocks of ice in trenches at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to help stanch the flow of radioactive...
Study: Cesium from Fukushima debris removal likely spread 50 km
A crane removes debris from the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in 2012. (Pool)
Radioactive substances released during rubble-removal work at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant last year likely spread to areas nearly 50 kilometers away, according to a...
Minami-Soma lambastes government, TEPCO for remaining mum on rice...
Minami-Soma Mayor Katsunobu Sakurai (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Residents of Minami-Soma in Fukushima Prefecture expressed anger with the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. for keeping them in the dark about radiation that contaminated ...
TEPCO's rubble removal at Fukushima plant likely spread cesium to...
Radioactive substances were released during debris clearance work at the No. 3 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in August 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to clear debris from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant despite strong indications that earlier removal work contaminated rice paddies far from...
TEPCO faces hurdles in construction of ice walls to block flow of...
Workers install underground pipes to create frozen soil walls on the south side of the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on July 8. (Pool)
An ambitious plan by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to halt the seepage of contaminated water at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has hit a major glitch: "ice walls"...
TEPCO 'breaks vow,' refuses more compensation for Fukushima...
Namie Mayor Tamotsu Baba, left, speaks in April after the government’s dispute resolution center proposed a compromise settlement with Tokyo Electric Power Co. for additional compensation for victims of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has rejected requests for additional compensation from residents forced to evacuate because of the nuclear...
Japan's utilities reject anti-nuclear demands from shareholders
Yui Kimura calls for the abolition of nuclear power in front of the building where Tokyo Electric Power Co. held its shareholders’ meeting on June 26. (Sayaka Yamaguchi)
All nine electric power companies that operate nuclear plants rejected shareholders’ proposals to close down the facilities, citing new safety measures and the need to...
Plaintiffs return to examine damage nuclear disaster did to their...
Keiko Sawauchi’s damaged grand piano sits in a room scattered with books and other articles in her house in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, on June 21. (Masakazu Honda)
TOMIOKA, Fukushima Prefecture--When Keiko Sawauchi returned to her home here on a recent visit, the 60-year-old piano teacher could not even bring herself to look at her...
Insider's notes as Fukushima crisis unfolded describe...
Kenichi Shimomura being interviewed by The Asahi Shimbun (Tomomi Miyazaki)
Like many government officials dealing with the initial stages of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Kenichi Shimomura was shocked by the paucity of information available.
'Reactor decommissioning town' planned to rebuild Fukushima
The Asahi Shimbun
The government’s reconstruction plans for Fukushima Prefecture include creating a town for 5,000 people tasked with decommissioning the crippled nuclear plant, but some local ...
MASAHARU TSUBOKURA: Battling anger and criticism, young doctor...
Masaharu Tsubokura says: "For these three years, I have been living at breakneck speed with the help of a lot of friends." (Kazuyoshi Sako)
Masaharu Tsubokura was in Paris with his fiancee when he received a phone call from his boss in Japan, who abruptly asked him: “When are you coming back to Japan?”