Tepco Using 'giant Vacuum Cleaner' To Remove Debris At Crippled Plant

TEPCO using 'giant vacuum cleaner' to remove debris at crippled plantTokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has begun using a giant vacuum cleaner-like device to collect and remove debris from the No. 1 reactor building at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.
In October this year, work finished to remove cover panels that were installed over the building after the disaster.

Toshiba And Tepco Establish Joint Venture For Global Power Transmission And Distribution Business

Toshiba and TEPCO Establish Joint Venture for Global Power Transmission and Distribution BusinessToshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502, Toshiba) and Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. (TOKYO:9501, TEPCO) today announced that they have signed an agreement to establish T. T. Network Infrastructure Japan Corporation, a joint venture that will undertake the engineering support, operation and service business of power transmission and distribution (T&D) systems in overseas markets. The new company will be established on September 2 and be capitalized at 100 million yen (US$1 million, Toshiba: 85.1%, TEPCO: 14.9%).

High-access Survey Robot Developed Jointly By Honda And Aist Begins Work At Tepco Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

High-Access Survey Robot Developed Jointly by Honda and AIST Begins Work at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power StationHonda Motor Co., Ltd. and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have jointly developed a remotely controlled survey robot that will conduct on-site surveys on the first floor of a nuclear reactor building at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station of Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. (TEPCO) and help discern structures in high and narrow areas. This newly-developed survey robot will begin working inside the reactor building on June 18, 2013.

Tepco To Recalculate Potential Tsunami Height Near Niigata Nuke Plant

TEPCO to recalculate potential tsunami height near Niigata nuke plantTokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) announced April 26 that it will recalculate the height of a potential tsunami that may strike its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant in Niigata Prefecture.

The move was pushed forward after four prefectures located along the Sea of Japan released their own estimates, which state that the scale of a potential earthquake in the area where the nuclear plant is located is in fact up to around 2.8 times stronger than what TEPCO has estimated.