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Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

23 July 2017

Electric Power Co. On Friday, the robot spotted suspected debris of melted fuel for the first time... TOKYO — Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted... the primary containment vessel of Fukushima's Unit 3 reactor, said the plant's operator, Tokyo


Swim robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

19 July 2017

that were torn and knocked out of place. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the... TOKYO — An underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima... robot was co-developed by Toshiba Corp., the electronics and energy company charged with helping clean


Are elevated Fukushima radiation levels cause for alarm?

8 February 2017

reached as high as 530 sieverts per hour, Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco as it's known, said last week... TOKYO — The utility company that operated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan — the... be 10 times higher than recorded, said Hideyuki Ban, co-director of Citizens' Nuclear Information


No damage at US bases after 7.4-magnitude quake sparks tsunami waves in Japan

21 November 2016

Electric Power Co. reported that a spent fuel pool’s cooling system at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power... .m., injuring at least a dozen people. Buildings swayed across Tokyo, 150 miles to the south. Residents... at U.S. military bases surrounding Tokyo also felt the shaking, but no damage or injuries had been


Thousands work daily at Japan nuclear plant selling no power

15 September 2016

. The buzz at Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc.'s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant plays out daily across... . Kansai Electric Power Co. may spend 1.26 trillion yen on construction costs related to nuclear safety... measures, while Chubu Electric Power Co. is estimated to spend 640 billion yen, according to a Sept. 14


Former senator pledges to support vets in Fukushima lawsuit

31 August 2016

plaintiffs after hearing about their lawsuit against the Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the plant... and several other co-defendants, including General Electric, EBASCO, Toshiba Corp. and Hitachi, is... Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. U.S. forces participated in relief efforts


Storm locks down US military bases in Japan

22 August 2016

in Tokyo, Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said more than 100... lockdown before being downgraded to a tropical depression Tuesday morning. Tokyo was expecting up... | Floods, power outage force some Yokota residents to evacuate Mindulle made landfall south


Tokyo pummeled by first direct typhoon landfall in 11 years

22 August 2016

statements from the airlines. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said more than 100,000 homes had power outages as of 3... Electric Railway Co. halted routes between Tokyo and popular tourist destination Hakone. The Yamagata... Tokyo pummeled by first direct typhoon landfall in 11 years


Former Japanese leader starts fund for US vets who helped Fukushima

7 July 2016

Electric Power Co. A massive earthquake caused a tsunami that swamped a large stretch of northeastern Japan... 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. “They went so far... to do their utmost to help Japan,” Junichiro Koizumi told a news conference Tuesday in Tokyo


16 US ships that aided in Operation Tomodachi still contaminated with radiation

13 March 2016

related to radiation exposure, filed suit in 2012 against the nuclear plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric... Power Co. The suit asserts that TEPCO lied, coaxing the Navy closer to the plant even though it knew the... crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, top Navy officials told Stars and Stripes


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