Posts Tagged ‘ Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant ’

Safety fears at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant

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03/05/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Low pay and overwork could trigger a shortage of workers at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The Tokyo Occupational Safety and Health Center warned this week of these dangers – with workers at the crippled site earning as little as 100 dollars a day. After the March 11, 2011,...
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A peep into hell

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01/20/2012
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Ten months after the disaster, a first look inside the stricken Fukushima reactors TOKYO (majirox news) — Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) released the first pictures of the interior of the number 2 reactor containment vessel at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The images, taken on Jan. 19 using an industrial endoscope...
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Fukushima Airport files multi-billion yen lawsuit against TEPCO

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11/25/2011
Fukushima Airport filed a lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power Company

TOKYO (majirox news) — The Fukushima Airport filed a claim on Nov. 24 of 4.8 billion yen ($62.1 million) against Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The airport sought reimbursement for lost revenue as a result of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident triggered by the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, according to...
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Shareholders threaten lawsuit against TEPCO

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11/04/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — About 30 Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) shareholders will send a complaint this month to TEPCO’s management demanding recovery money for huge losses caused by the plunging value of TEPCO stock, alleging that TEPCO management is ultimately responsible for these losses. The amount they will ask and the specific management...
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Private decontamination companies overcharging, say Fukushima homeowners

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10/20/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Complaints have begun to roll in that some private decontamination contractors are overcharging homeowners in Fukushima prefecture, where decontamination work is in full swing. One unidentified homeowner filed a complaint that he was charged 1 million yen, (about $13,000) from a private company to clean up the radioactive material from...
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Delinquent youths to clean up disaster area

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10/09/2011
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NAGANO (majirox news) — For the first time since the Fukushima nuclear crisis, a group of delinquent youths will be sent to the disaster area to help clean up the city of Sendai, according to the Nagano prefectural police. The city of one million people lies about 64 kilometers (40 miles) from the crippled...
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TEPCO contradicts details gov’t reported to IAEA

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10/03/2011
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TOYKO (majirox news) — Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said Oct. 2 that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant No. 2 reactor building may not have been destroyed in a hydrogen explosion as the government said it did in a report filed to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in June. TEPCO contradicts the...
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Politician claims Fukushima children treated like traitors for shunning milk

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10/02/2011
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TOYKO (majirox news) — An opposition party member has lambasted the government, saying that Fukushima prefecture children were treated like traitors for refusing to drink milk served with their school lunches. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq4JG9ULVNE&feature=youtu.be Akira Matsu, a member of the opposition Komeito, used a meeting of the House of Councilors Committee on the Budget meeting to...
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Ministers slam TEPCO with Fukushima resettlement imminent

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09/28/2011
Japan extends evacuation areas around Fukushima plant

TOKYO — Cabinet ministers applied pressure on Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) Sept.27 to take care of the evacuees in the lead-up to the official end of the Evacuation Zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Friday. Goshi Hosono, the state minister in charge of responding to the nuclear disaster, told TEPCO...
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TEPCO assigns 9,000 to handle compensation claims

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09/21/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said Sept. 20 that it will assign a workforce of 9,000 to handle claims for compensation caused by the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Amid outrage over the complexity of compensation claim applications from the government and victims of the nuclear crisis triggered by the March...
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