Posts Tagged ‘ TEPCO ’

Fuksuhima victims rally to support class-action suit against govt, plant operator

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02/25/2013
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Survivors of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami who were forced to evacuate following the multiple meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant are taking legal action against the power company operating the plant and the Japanese government, for damages caused by the disaster. TOKYO (majirox news) — At least 350 Fukushima...
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The winds of Fukushima

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Over 18 months ago, the reactors at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station went into meltdown. Large amounts of radioactive material were released. And the world seems to have forgotten about it, or at least pretend that it’s all finished. TOKYO (majirox news) — But it’s not over. According to The International Network of Engaged...
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Thousands protest against nuclear power in Tokyo

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07/01/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Tens of thousands of people waved signs and chanted “NO Nukes” on June 29 outside Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s official residence. This demonstration, almost unprecedented in Japan and organized through the Internet, came after the shareholders of Japan’s private electricity utilities voted on June 27 to continue with the operation...
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Japanese nuclear experts sought by Korea

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02/17/2012
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Korea attempts to recruit Japanese nuclear engineers. TOKYO (majirox news) — South Korean government officials have been targeting TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) officials, in an attempt to persuade them to move to South Korea. Two executive engineers were approached late last year, but turned down the offer to work in a South Korean...
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Despite industry outcry, TEPCO demands a price hike

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01/31/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) — The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) seeks to raise prices for industrial consumers, with a minimum of explanation and justification, despite the fact that they are held in contempt by the vast majority of the public, who have been joined in their loathing of the fallen utility giant by political...
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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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TEPCO switches on Japan’s largest solar power plant

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12/20/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — The Ohgishima solar power plant began operations on Dec. 19 in the coastal area of Kawasaki City, according to Kawasaki City Mayor Takao Abe and Tokyo Electric Company. The mega plant will provide electricity to approximately 3,800 households, said TEPCO President Toshio Nishizawa. However, combined with the Ukishima power plant...
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Who’s afraid of TEPCO: Japan’s Atomic Energy Insurance Pool

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12/11/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) was recently informed by the Japan Atomic Energy Insurance Pool, which is comprised of Japan’s leading 23 insurance companies, that they would not be renewing TEPCO’s liability insurance. It will be due for renewal this coming January. “Without liability insurance, it’s feared that the...
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TEPCO says melted fuel eroded the bottom of containment vessel

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11/30/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) declared today that in the worst-case scenario, all the fuel rods in the Fukushima Daiichi power plant’s No. 1 reactor may have melted and fallen through to the bottom of the containment vessel. The bottom of the vessel is concrete topped with a steel...
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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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