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  • Japan restarts nuclear reactor using plutonium-mixed fuel

    29 January 2016
    . The No. 3 reactor at Takahama nuclear plant in western Japan, operated by Kansai Electric Power Co... TOKYO — Japan on Friday restarted a nuclear reactor that uses riskier plutonium-based MOX fuel
  • Robots readied to decontaminate Japanese nuclear plant

    17 December 2015
    ) and other entities. IRID is in charge of decommissioning at Tokyo Electric Power Co... .'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The system is expected to be introduced to clean the plant from as
  • Abe-Modi deals show Asia powers moving to check rising China

    14 December 2015
    such as Westinghouse Electric Co. and General Electric Co. to sell equipment to India. - 1... India's self-imposed moratorium on nuclear tests, though Tokyo would reconsider the pact if the South... possible if two other leaders had been in power, according to Kawamura. "India-Japan working
  • Japanese troops rescue residents trapped by raging floodwaters

    10 September 2015
    Electric Power Co. announced. It is the seventh time that possible or confirmed... small city north of Tokyo. SDF and media helicopters swarmed above Joso, in... Ibaraki Prefecture about 30 miles north of downtown Tokyo, as the Kinu River swept away homes. NHK
  • Japanese court forbids Takahama nuclear plant restart

    15 April 2015
    Plans to bring Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 3 and 4 nuclear reactors in western... Plans to bring Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 3 and 4 nuclear reactors in western Japan... . ——— ©2015 the Japan Times (Tokyo) Visit the Japan Times (Tokyo) at www.japantimes.co
  • Far from the Fukushima spotlight, disaster recovery in Japan’s Tohoku continues

    10 March 2015
    . The nuclear disaster still gets some attention whenever Tokyo Electric and Power Co. announces a new... or the costly 2020 Tokyo Olympics than an ongoing struggle that feels like yesterday’s news... decades. Japan’s nuclear power plants remain shuttered, which has led to deficit spending on
  • US nuclear cleanup specialist goes from Hanford to Fukushima

    21 January 2015
    the company was the only U.S. firm to win a contract from the Tokyo Electric Power Co., which is... TOKYO — Working in Japan and with his family still living in Richland, Wash., Matthew Mc... . “It’s a personal commitment,” McCormick said in a recent interview at his office in Tokyo’s Shimbashi
  • Decades of complications and cleanup remain at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

    17 December 2014
    . The plant’s former operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), measures background radiation levels in... FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER STATION, Japan — The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear... Power Station disaster may be the ultimate challenge for neatness-obsessed Japan
  • Japanese utility faces down protest to press ahead with atomic restarts

    26 June 2014
    TOKYO — Tokyo Electric Power Co. pledged to restart reactors at the world... Tokyo Electric Power Co. pledged to restart reactors at the world's largest atomic plant, rejecting... reactors likely to start this year are the two units at Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s Sendai plant in
  • Even now, Japan’s 2011 earthquake remains an ongoing disaster

    10 March 2014
    becomes contaminated and flows into the ocean. Tokyo Electric Power Co., widely criticized during official... and the meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant were viewed with little current... in the Tokyo area — military or otherwise — but it continues to affect everyone living in Japan to
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