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Nuclear workers kept in dark on Fukushima hazard pay via Reuters

(Reuters) – Almost a year after Japan pledged to double hazard pay at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, workers are still in the dark about how much extra they are getting paid, if anything, for cleaning up the worst nuclear … Continue reading

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Fukushima nuclear disaster is warning to the world, says power company boss via The Guardian

Exclusive: UK government must learn from Japan’s catastrophe as it plans a new generation of plant, nuclear chief claims The catastrophic triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in March 2011 was “a warning to the world” about the … Continue reading

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Fukushima Plant Operator Intends to Restart Reactors Elsewhere via The New York Times

[…] The Tokyo Electric Power Company, known as Tepco, said it would soon apply to restart two of the seven reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, the world’s biggest nuclear power station by capacity. That plant, about 140 miles northeast of … Continue reading

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TEPCO seeks screening to restart nuclear reactors with eye on grim financial status via The Mainichi

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has announced it will ask the Nuclear Regulation Authority as early as July 8 to assess two reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant to restart them. TEPCO’s hurried move stems from its grim financial … Continue reading

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Japan’s Tepco sees no quick re-start for biggest nuclear plant via CNBC

[…] Tokyo Electric Power Co, known as Tepco, needs to get Kashiwazaki-Kariwa running to reduce fuel costs, which totaled 1.34 trillion yen ($16.87 billion) in the six months through September when none of its reactors were online. Restarting Kashiwazaki was … Continue reading

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Tokyo Power Company President Urges Retaining Reactors via The New York Times

TOKYO — Japan would be foolish to abandon nuclear power, the operator of the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station warned Wednesday, saying the company had not ruled out reopening two of the plant’s less-damaged reactors as well as four … Continue reading

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