Tepco: Fukushima Daiichi Tanks To Be Full By 2022

TEPCO: Fukushima Daiichi tanks to be full by 2022

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says the tanks for storing water that contains radioactive substances are expected to reach their capacity limit in three years' time.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, revealed on Thursday that the tanks will become full around the summer of 2022.

Tepco Set To Scrap Fukushima Daini Plant

TEPCO set to scrap Fukushima Daini plant

Tokyo Electric Power Company is set to scrap all four reactors at the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in northeastern Japan. The reactors have been offline since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

TEPCO is expected to reach a formal decision as early as this month. The plant is located about 12 kilometers south of the Fukushima Daiichi plant that was severely damaged in the 2011 disaster.

Tepco Ordered To Compensate Ex-plant Worker

TEPCO ordered to compensate ex-plant worker

A Japanese district court has ordered the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi power station to pay about 3,000 dollars in damages to a man who worked at the plant just after the 2011 nuclear accident.

The man says he was exposed to radiation without being informed about high radiation levels in a building where he worked.

Tepco: No Foreigners On Decommissioning For Now

TEPCO: No foreigners on decommissioning for now

Tokyo Electric Power Company has put on hold its plans to hire foreigners under a new type of work visa in decommissioning work at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

TEPCO earlier announced that for its decommissioning work it would hire foreigners under Japan's new visa program that began last month.

Tepco Told To Secure Safety For Foreign Workers

TEPCO told to secure safety for foreign workers

Japan's labor ministry has requested the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to carefully manage the safety of foreigners hired for decommissioning work.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, announced last month that it plans to allow foreigners to work at the facility through Japan's new visa program.

Tepco To Accept Foreign Workers At Fukushima Plant

TEPCO to accept foreign workers at Fukushima plant

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says it will accept foreign workers hired under Japan's new visa program for work to decommission the facility.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says it reported the decision at a meeting in late March to dozens of companies carrying out the decommissioning. The firm had not permitted foreign trainees to take part in the work.

Tepco Starts Removing Fuel From Storage Pool

TEPCO starts removing fuel from storage pool

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has begun removing nuclear fuel from a storage pool inside one of the damaged reactor buildings at the complex.

This is the first time for Tokyo Electric Power Company to remove fuel from any of the three buildings housing reactors that underwent meltdowns after the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan about eight years ago.

Tepco To Begin Removing Fuel From Reactor Pool

TEPCO to begin removing fuel from reactor pool

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant will soon begin removing nuclear fuel from a storage pool inside one of the damaged reactor buildings at the complex.

Tokyo Electric Power Company will start removing fuel from the pool of the No.3 reactor building on Monday.

State, Tepco Ordered To Pay Compensation

State, TEPCO ordered to pay compensation

A Japanese court has ordered the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company to compensate about 20 people who evacuated to Ehime Prefecture, western Japan, after the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident.

The Matsuyama District Court handed down the ruling on Tuesday.

Tepco: High Radiation Levels Detected In Reactor

TEPCO: High radiation levels detected in reactor

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says a probe detected extremely high levels of radiation inside one of the plant's damaged reactors.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, on Thursday released measurements of radiation levels and temperatures based on a survey of the No.2 reactor. It is one of the plant's three reactors that experienced a meltdown as a result of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Court Orders State, Tepco To Pay Compensation

Court orders state, TEPCO to pay compensation

A Japanese court has ordered the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company to pay compensation to a group of people who claim their lives were affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident in 2011.

The Yokohama District Court handed down its ruling on Wednesday. The case was filed by 175 plaintiffs from 60 households, including Fukushima evacuees who moved to Kanagawa Prefecture. Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa.

Tepco Video Shows Suspected Fuel Debris

TEPCO video shows suspected fuel debris

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has released video shot during a survey of what's believed to be fuel debris in its No. 2 reactor.

In the survey on Wednesday, a device for the first time made contact with the debris believed to be a mixture of molten nuclear fuel and structural parts.

Tepco: Probe Touched Suspected Fuel Debris

TEPCO: Probe touched suspected fuel debris

The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says a probe made direct contact with substances believed to be fuel debris at one of the plant's reactors.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, conducted its first contact survey of suspected fuel debris at the Number 2 reactor on Wednesday.

Tepco To Survey Suspected Fuel Debris In Reactor

TEPCO to survey suspected fuel debris in reactor

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it will conduct the first contact survey on suspected fuel debris inside one of the reactors.

It will be a key probe in the effort to decommission the plant. The No.1, No.2, and No.3 reactors at the facility experienced a meltdown as a result of the earthquake and tsunami which struck eastern Japan on March 11th, 2011.