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#Tokyo Electric Power Company

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Examination reveals very high radiation, little water in Japan reactor
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Examination reveals very high radiation, little water in Japan reactor

Mar 28th 2012, 10:21 AM 1,674 Views 3 Comments

Renewed doubts about the plant’s stability have been raised after an internal examination revealed fatally high radiation levels and much less water than had been estimated.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Japan restarts Fukushima reactor - radioactive particles detected
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# Fukushima

Japan restarts Fukushima reactor - radioactive particles detected

Nov 2nd 2011, 8:54 AM 281 Views 0 Comments

The detection of radioactive xenon will have no major impact on workers’ efforts to keep the reactor cool and stable, official said.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Fukushima plant operator loses €5.15bn in three months
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Fukushima plant operator loses €5.15bn in three months

Aug 9th 2011, 3:26 PM 168 Views 0 Comments

Tokyo Electric Power Company blames the high costs of compensation, and rising fuel prices, for its massive losses.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Saturday 14 May, 2011

Worker dies at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant
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# Japan

Worker dies at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant

May 14th 2011, 10:29 AM 1,138 Views 0 Comments

A man has died on his second day working at Japan’s battered Fukushima nuclear power plant, however the plant operator has insisted that harmful levels of radiation were not detected in his body.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Workers enter stricken Japanese nuclear plant for the first time
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# Japan

Workers enter stricken Japanese nuclear plant for the first time

May 5th 2011, 9:24 AM 407 Views 0 Comments

The plant’s operator said workers were installing six ventilation machines today in an attempt to absorb radiation from the air inside the building.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Japan begins repair work on damaged nuclear reactors
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# Japan

Japan begins repair work on damaged nuclear reactors

May 3rd 2011, 3:36 PM 448 Views 0 Comments

Workers are constructing systems around the crippled Fukushima plant in order to begin repairs – however officials have warned that it could take a year to get the plant fully under control.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Authorities may limit access to Fukushima evacuation zone
Live Apr 20th 2011, 9:24 AM

Authorities may limit access to Fukushima evacuation zone

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Sunday 17 April, 2011

Japanese nuclear crisis under control 'within six to nine months'
Live Apr 17th 2011, 9:25 AM

Japanese nuclear crisis under control 'within six to nine months'

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Fukushima nuclear alert raised to maximum level 7
Live Apr 12th 2011, 7:24 AM

Fukushima nuclear alert raised to maximum level 7

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Fukushima owners begin 'condolence money' payout for radiation damage
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# Japan

Fukushima owners begin 'condolence money' payout for radiation damage

Apr 5th 2011, 10:33 AM 395 Views 0 Comments

Tokyo Electric Power Company’s share price reaches an all-time low after the company pledges to cover evacuation costs.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Monday 28 March, 2011

Plutonium found in soil outside stricken Fukushima reactor
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# Japan

Plutonium found in soil outside stricken Fukushima reactor

Mar 28th 2011, 4:19 PM 975 Views 0 Comments

The presence of the highly radioactive element in the soil confirms damage to reactor number 3, where it was housed.

TEPCO chief urged to step down following nuclear crisis at Japanese plant
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# Japan

TEPCO chief urged to step down following nuclear crisis at Japanese plant

Mar 28th 2011, 11:14 AM 298 Views 0 Comments

The Tokyo Electric Power Company chief has overseen a dramatic fall in the company’s share price.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Sunday 27 March, 2011

Fukushima radiation recordings were ‘an error’, operators say
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# Japan

Fukushima radiation recordings were ‘an error’, operators say

Mar 27th 2011, 1:32 PM 1,847 Views 0 Comments

Recordings that suggested the level of radiation was ‘ten million times’ higher than normal were erroneous, TEPCO says.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Three Fukushima workers hospitalised with skin lesions
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# Japan

Three Fukushima workers hospitalised with skin lesions

Mar 24th 2011, 8:29 AM 573 Views 0 Comments

Staff working to try and restore power to the Fukushima cooling systems are hospitalised after major radiation exposure.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Weather will determine if Fukushima radiation reaches Ireland
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Weather will determine if Fukushima radiation reaches Ireland

Mar 23rd 2011, 4:32 PM 1,737 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s nuclear watchdog says atmospheric pressure will determine whether trace amounts of radiation will reach our shores.

Tokyo tap water too radioactive for children - reports
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# Japan

Tokyo tap water too radioactive for children - reports

Mar 23rd 2011, 7:38 AM 477 Views 0 Comments

Water supplies contain more radioactive iodine than is safe for young children to drink – as black smoke emerges from Fukushima.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

Engineers continue Fukushima struggles as more smoke emerges
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# Japan

Engineers continue Fukushima struggles as more smoke emerges

Mar 22nd 2011, 7:31 AM 243 Views 0 Comments

Steam-like vapours emerge from one reactor, while hazy smoke emerges from another, as workers restore power to the plant.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Friday 18 March, 2011

End in sight for Fukushima fears - as engineers ponder burying stricken plant
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# Japan

End in sight for Fukushima fears - as engineers ponder burying stricken plant

Mar 18th 2011, 9:06 AM 1,242 Views 9 Comments

Engineers relay new power lines to the stricken nuclear plant – as operators admit they may simply bury it under concrete.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Japan's Emperor: Fukushima nuclear crisis 'causes deep worry'
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# Japan

Japan's Emperor: Fukushima nuclear crisis 'causes deep worry'

Mar 16th 2011, 1:41 PM 726 Views 0 Comments

In a rare TV appearance, Japan’s Emperor Akihito admitted he was “deeply worried” by the crisis facing his country.

Fukushima staff evacuated after major radiation surge
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# Japan

Fukushima staff evacuated after major radiation surge

Mar 16th 2011, 7:36 AM 777 Views 0 Comments

The operators of the troubled Fukushima I power plant pull all staff out of the plant following a spike in radiation levels.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Pool of spent nuclear rods  ‘exposed to open air’ at Fukushima reactor
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# Fukushima

Pool of spent nuclear rods ‘exposed to open air’ at Fukushima reactor

Mar 15th 2011, 1:00 PM 2,014 Views 0 Comments

The fire at reactor 4 was caused by an explosion that tore an 8-square-metre hole in the walls – exposing rods to the outside.

Coolant in fourth Fukushima reactor might be 'boiling away'
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# Fukushima

Coolant in fourth Fukushima reactor might be 'boiling away'

Mar 15th 2011, 10:51 AM 1,073 Views 0 Comments

Spent fuel is usually kept in a containment pond – but that’s beginning to evaporate away, causing further risks in Japan.

Radioactivity released after third explosion at Fukushima plant
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# Japan

Radioactivity released after third explosion at Fukushima plant

Mar 15th 2011, 7:30 AM 921 Views 0 Comments

A blast at reactor 2 may have damaged the nuclear core, authorities say, with emissions now strong enough to harm humans.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Monday 14 March, 2011

Nuclear rods melting inside three Fukushima reactors, Japan admits
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Nuclear rods melting inside three Fukushima reactors, Japan admits

Mar 14th 2011, 3:35 PM 3,517 Views 0 Comments

The nuclear cores at reactors 1, 2 and 3 are all now believed to be melting, after cooling systems at all three failed.

Japanese stocks plummet on first day of trading after the quake
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Japanese stocks plummet on first day of trading after the quake

Mar 14th 2011, 9:48 AM 228 Views 0 Comments

Stock in the beleaguered Tokyo Electric Power Company fell by double digits – but car makers and electronics firms also badly hit.

Second explosion at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant
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Second explosion at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant

Mar 14th 2011, 7:31 AM 1,542 Views 0 Comments

Two days after the first explosion, a second hydrogen blast strikes the nuclear plant – as 2,000 bodies are found in Miyagi.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Sunday 13 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Mar 13th 2011, 7:57 PM 2,401 Views 0 Comments

24 more hours pass on Planet Earth – here’s what’s been going on, and some other bits you might have missed.

Japanese authorities declare state of emergency at second nuclear plant
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# Japan

Japanese authorities declare state of emergency at second nuclear plant

Mar 13th 2011, 3:05 PM 2,019 Views 0 Comments

The lowest state of alert has been declared at the Onagawa nuclear plant, while the cooling system fails at another facility.

Japanese PM: Crisis is worst to face Japan since WW2
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# Japan

Japanese PM: Crisis is worst to face Japan since WW2

Mar 13th 2011, 12:26 PM 728 Views 0 Comments

Naoto Kan says 100,000 troops are being deployed to Japan’s stricken areas, as estimates say damages could reach €29bn.

Japanese government fears meltdown at second Fukushima nuclear reactor
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# Japan

Japanese government fears meltdown at second Fukushima nuclear reactor

Mar 13th 2011, 9:39 AM 3,019 Views 0 Comments

Authorities are pumping seawater into a second reactor, amid fears of a second hydrogen explosion at the nuclear plant.

# tokyo-electric-power-company - Saturday 12 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Mar 12th 2011, 7:56 PM 2,504 Views 0 Comments

Our daily wrap-up to what’s happened on Planet Earth – sadly, there’s more bad news than good as Japan continues to dominate.

Japan: 9,500 people missing in single town alone
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# Japan

Japan: 9,500 people missing in single town alone

Mar 12th 2011, 2:29 PM 2,913 Views 0 Comments

Local authorities in Minamisanriku – with a population of around 18,000 – says over half of its population is missing.