Tokyo Electric Power Co. News

Power Outage Alert in Japan Amid Quake Damage, Cold Weather

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese were urged Tuesday to conserve energy as the government warned of potential blackouts in the Tokyo region due to a shortfall in power generation after several coal-fired plants temporarily stopped generating electricity following an earthquake last …

Japan Turns Down the Heat and Dims the Lights to Avoid Power Cut After Quake

TOKYO —Japanese turned off neon signs, dimmed their lights and dialed down thermostats on Tuesday after the government issued an urgent call to save energy to avoid blackouts after an earthquake last week caused a serious power shortage. Up to …

Fukushima Operators Send Robot Into Worst-Hit Melted Reactor

TOKYO (AP) — A remote-controlled robot on Tuesday was used to probe the hardest-hit nuclear reactor at Japan’s wrecked Fukushima plant, as officials push forward with clean-up operations that have been mired in delays and controversy. An earthquake and tsunami …

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Operator: Seismometers Were Broken

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Monday that two seismometers at one of its three melted reactors have been out of order since last year and did not collect data when a powerful …

Newly Found Fukushima Plant Contamination May Delay Cleanup

TOKYO (AP) — A draft investigation report into the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown, adopted by Japanese nuclear regulators Wednesday, says it has detected dangerously high levels of radioactive contamination at two of the three reactors, adding to concerns about decommissioning …

Japan PM Says Plan to Release Fukushima Water Coming Soon

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that his government is working on the final details of a plan to release massive amounts of radioactive water being stored at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, a decision that has …

Japan Court Orders Gov’t, TEPCO to Pay in Fukushima Disaster

TOKYO (AP) _ A Japanese court on Wednesday found the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant negligent for failing to take measures to prevent the 2011 nuclear disaster, ordering them to pay some 1 billion yen …