Posts Tagged ‘TEPCO’

The TEPCO Trial: Prosecution and Acquittal after Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

On September 19, 2019, a panel of three professional judges in the Tokyo District Court acquitted three former executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The defendants were former chairman Katsumata Tsunehisa (79), and former vice presidents Takekuro Ichiro (73) and Muto Sakae (69), who shared responsibility for the company’s nuclear energy sector. They […]

Fukushima Water Is Still Radioactive, TEPCO Warns

Nearly one million tons of water from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is still dangerously radioactive, according to Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO). Despite years of treatment of the contaminated water, scientists have failed to remove all of its radiation, and water still contains iodine, cesium, and strontium. reports: Huge quantities of water are being […]

Japan’s TEPCO Plans to Dump 777,000 Tons of Fukushima ‘Toxic Waste Water’ into Pacific Ocean

This is the big elephant in the room. When will environmentalists and green journalists take a break from climate change and start addressing clear and present threats like nuclear waste? Newsweek Toxic waste produced by one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters will be dumped into the sea, according to the head of the Japanese […]

Tepco’s ‘Ice Wall’ Fails to Freeze Fukushima’s Toxic Water Buildup

Mmm hmm. This was treated like comedy gold on Cryptogon when it was announced. And now, not only has it not worked, but the problem is worse. Via: Reuters: A costly “ice wall” is failing to keep groundwater from seeping into the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, data from operator Tokyo Electric […]

Chairman and Two VPs of TEPCO Will Stand Trial for the Death of 44 People in Fukushima Meltdowns

(EnviroNews World News) — The Chairman, and two Vice Presidents of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) will stand trial for the death of 44 people who were killed in the ensuing melee following the March 11, 2011 triple nuclear reactor meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in eastern Japan. The men will make […]

‘As fast as they want’: US commander says Russia outpaces NATO in deployment capabilities

“The thing I worry about the most is freedom of movement. The Russians are able to move huge formations and lots of equipment a long distance very fast,” Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, commander of US Army Europe, told BBC’s Hardtalk show on Monday.  “The Russians…can move anywhere inside of Russia, as fast as they want,” […]

British MP Jo Cox’s Killer Not A Terrorist, Just A Racist Gardener

The reason why the media has not labelled the assassination of British Labour MP and mother of two Jo Cox by the hands of white supremacist Thomas Mair a terrorist act, is because he is white. Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death outside her surgery by Thomas Mair last week, who during his […]

Nanny In Black Carrying Severed Child’s Head In Moscow Is Detained

A nanny dressed in black was arrested by police after allegedly walking the streets of Moscow brandishing the severed head of a child, shouting “I am a terrorist” The horrific scene unfolded near the Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station in the northwest of the capital. The victim was a four year old girl, identified as Nastya […]

Science’s Pirate Bay: Researcher "illegally" shares millions of science papers free online to spread knowledge

     Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science. A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles – almost every single peer-reviewed paper every published – freely available online. And she’s now refusing to shut the site down, despite a court injunction and a lawsuit from Elsevier, one of the world’s biggest […]

TEPCO dumps 850 tons of ‘decontaminated’ radioactive groundwater into the ocean

     The first batch of radioactive groundwater filtered below “measurable limits” at Japan’s tsumani-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has been dumped into the ocean, as TEPCO seeks to ease toxic water building-up at the site. Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) that operates the crippled nuclear plant released its first 850 tons of filtered radioactive groundwater […]

Fukushima leaks radioactive water after Typhoon Etau busts drainage system

Typhoon Etau brought lashing rains, floods and storm winds to Japan. Tens of thousands of Japanese people have been ordered to leave their homes across the country. Tokyo Electric Power CO. (TEPCO) informed the public today that hundreds of tons of radioactive water had leaked from the facility, but maintained that the incident posed no […]

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