Showing posts with label TEPCO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TEPCO. Show all posts

Sunday, February 04, 2018

‘Global Consequences’ of Lethal Radiation Leak at Destroyed Japan Nuclear Plant

Fukushima nuclear power plant
Lethal levels of radiation have been observed inside Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. And they are arguably way higher than you suspect.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Fukushima operator turned down tsunami simulation plan 9yrs before disaster

Fukushima operator turned down tsunami simulation plan
Nine years before disaster struck the Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator TEPCO rejected a government watchdog’s advice to carry out a tsunami simulation. The company cited a lack of evidence regarding a tsunami threat.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fukushima victims appeal $1,500 compensation payouts

Fukushima victims
Hundreds of victims of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster have appealed a court ruling hoping to secure larger compensation payouts, after being awarded roughly $1,520 each in a class action lawsuit against the Japanese government and the Fukushima plant operator.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Botched Gauges Mean Radioactive Water Might Be Leaking From Fukushima

Radioactive Water Might Be Leaking From Fukushima
Radioactive, contaminated water may have leaked from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor in Japan into nearby groundwater, report plant officials. The incident has not been confirmed, but is suspected to have occurred because of a fault in well placement.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Japan utility plans to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific

Fukushima NPP
The operator of Japan's paralyzed nuclear plant in Fukushima has decided to release radioactive tritium into the Pacific Ocean.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Robot Successfully Reports Killer Radiation Levels Inside Fukushima Reactor

Tokyo Electric on Sunday confirmed lethally high radiation levels inside the primary containment vessel (PCV) of the heavily damaged unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Court rules Japanese gov't, TEPCO liable for Fukushima disaster

A local court ruled on Friday that the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO) were liable for negligence in the Fukushima disaster six years ago.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fukushima governor takes aim at Abe for language in memorial speech

Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori has said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not use the mandated expression "nuclear accident" during his national address on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, local media reported Monday.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Japan’s TEPCO finds possible nuclear fuel debris

The operator of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant may have finally found a portion of nuclear fuel debris responsible for a lot of the lingering contamination from six years ago. If confirmed, it will dramatically improve clean-up efforts.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Fukushima reactor cooling system stops following quake & tsunami

The cooling system of the third reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has stopped circulating water following a powerful 7.3 offshore earthquake. TEPCO said it managed to restart the system some 90 minutes after the failure.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Fukushima plant cleanup costs, compensation may rise by 8 tril. yen

An industry group has estimated costs for decontamination work at the disaster-struck Fukushima nuclear plant and compensation for nuclear damage to be around 8 trillion yen ($77.10 billion) more than the current official projection, a source close to the matter said Thursday.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Japan urged to give true picture of Fukushima nuclear leak

China has again urged the Japanese government to give an honest explanation of the Fukushima nuclear leak incident and its impact on the environment as soon as possible.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

China voices concern over impact of Fukushima nuclear leak

China is highly concerned about the consequences of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident and has asked the Japanese government to carry out timely follow-up measures, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

TEPCO gains approval to begin freezing ice wall around Fukushima's battered reactors

Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday green-lit a plan for the embattled operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in the northeast to start freezing soil around its battered reactor buildings, in a bid to reduce the massive amounts of radioactive water accumulating in the buildings.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fukushima plant water dumped into sea

Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant yesterday began releasing previously contaminated water into the sea, but the man tasked with preventing another meltdown warned other highly radioactive fluid still stored on site could pose a major threat.

Friday, June 19, 2015

TEPCO recognizes need for tsunami measures in 2008

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) was aware of the need to take anti-tsunami measures for Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in 2008, proving the nuclear disaster was a clearly man-made disaster, lawyers for plaintiffs in an ongoing damages suit said Thursday.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fukushima plant pumps halted, toxic water leaking into ocean

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it has found all of the eight water transfer pumps halted at its stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, leaving radiation-contaminated water to leak into the Pacific Ocean.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

ECO ApriGeo News (April 2015 - Β)

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The removal of hundreds of thousands of tons of water containing tritium, a relatively harmless radioactive isotope left behind in treated water, is one of many issues facing Tepco as it tries to clean up the wrecked plant.......Tepco may evaporate tritium-laced Fukushima water instead of ocean release
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(April 2015 - A)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

First of four Fukushima reactors cleared of nuclear fuel (VIDEO aljazeera)

One of four heavily damaged reactor buildings at Japan's tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has been cleared of radioactive fuel rods, the operator said on Saturday (Dec 20).
It was a significant step in the decommissioning efforts, but workers still have three heavily crippled reactors to clean up after they were sent into meltdown in the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster. The overall clean-up work of the Fukushima plant is expected to take decades.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Only 26-meter tsunami could now damage Fukushima – (TEPCO)

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has raised the tsunami projectile height, saying it would take a 26-meter wave to damage the facility and cause radioactive leakage, local media reported. This comes as Japan faces a typhoon threat.

Officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) have nearly doubled the previous projected tsunami height that would inundate the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant – raising it from 14 to 26.3 meters, Asahi Shimbun reported on Saturday.

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