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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

People with houses within the exclusion zone around Fukushima I have been returning home, against government orders.

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

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

The operator of the stricken nuclear power plant at Fukushima says it plans to allow some residents to return to their homes once the crisis is over.

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

Fukushima nuclear alert raised to maximum level 7

Japan’s nuclear regulator raises its alert warning from level 5 to 7 – putting the Fukushima crisis on a par with Chernobyl.

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

Fukushima owners begin 'condolence money' payout for radiation damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Japan This post contains videos

Engineers continue Fukushima struggles as more smoke emerges

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

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'

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

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

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'

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 Japan This post contains videos

Radioactivity released after third explosion at Fukushima plant

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

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

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Japanese stocks plummet on first day of trading after the quake

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 Fukushima This post contains videos

Second explosion at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant

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

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

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

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 Japan This post contains videos

Japanese government fears meltdown at second Fukushima nuclear reactor

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: More meltdown fears in Fukushima, the Fingleton Files, and an unusually busy day at the Dáil bar…

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

The Daily Fix: Saturday

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 Japan This post contains videos

Japan: 9,500 people missing in single town alone

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