Tag Archives: Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco)

World’s Biggest Nuclear Plant May Stay Closed Due to Papers Left on Car Roof via Bloomberg

By Shoko Oda May 22, 2023 at 9:04 PM CDTUpdated onMay 22, 2023 at 10:58 PM CDT A week after Japanese regulators postponed the restart of the world’s biggest nuclear power plant due to safety lapses, a careless employee working … Continue reading

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Editorial: Ruling pressures Japan to set proper damages for Fukushima nuclear disaster via The Mainichi

The amount of compensation has been finalized in a series of class-action lawsuits brought by people affected by the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station managed by Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings (TEPCO). The Supreme Court rejected appeals … Continue reading

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Quakes halt coolant pumps at 2 nuclear plants in Fukushima via Asahi Shimbun

[…] At 11:34 p.m., right after the first quake struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, the coolant pump automatically halted for the spent fuel pool in the No. 5 reactor building at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, … Continue reading

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Japanese nuclear plant vulnerable to unauthorized entry for 1 year via NewsOnJapan.com

KYODO — MAR 17A nuclear power plant on the Sea of Japan coast had been vulnerable to unauthorized entry in around a dozen locations since March last year, after its security system lost partial functionality and backups were not effective, the … Continue reading

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Reflections on the TEPCO Trial: Prosecution and Acquittal after Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown via The Asia-Pacific Journal JapanFocus

Abstract: This article focuses on the criminal justice consequences of the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima that was precipitated by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Through a process of “mandatory prosecution” initiated by Japan’s unique Prosecution Review Commissions, three … Continue reading

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Tepco toughens stance toward nuclear disaster damages settlement via Japan Times

[…] Lawyers representing residents of Fukushima say some have given up on taking their claims to court due to legal costs, after Tepco rejected the body’s settlement proposals. Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, which was triggered by the March 2011 … Continue reading

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TEPCO begins demolition work on Fukushima nuke plant exhaust stack via The Mainichi

TOKYO — Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) launched demolition work on Aug. 1 to remove the upper half of the about 120-meter-tall exhaust stack for the No. 1 and 2 reactors at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The structure was … Continue reading

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