Published on Jan 15, 2014
Govt. approves TEPCO’s 10-year business plan
Japan’s government has approved a 10-year business plan from Tokyo Electric Power Company that relies on restarting nuclear reactors to turn its business around.
Industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Wednesday gave approval of the plan to TEPCO President Naomi Hirose. The utility was effectively put under state control after the 2011 nuclear crisis at its Fukushima Daiichi plant.
Ex PM Hosokawa to run for Tokyo governor
Former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa and former Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yoichi Masuzoe have announced their candidacies for the Tokyo gubernatorial election next month.
Hosokawa spoke to reporters together with former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi after the 2 met in a Tokyo hotel on Tuesday. Both advocate reducing Japan’s reliance on nuclear energy to zero.
Hosokawa said he has a sense of crisis about various issues facing Japan and nuclear energy in particular. He said the survival of the nation is at stake. He said he was encouraged by Koizumi’s decision to support him.
Niigata governor criticizes TEPCO business plan
The governor of Niigata Prefecture, which hosts a nuclear plant run by Tokyo Electric Power Company, has criticized the utility’s 10-year business plan.
Tokyo Electric, or TEPCO, says it hopes to revive itself as a profitable company. The firm must also deal with the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Nuke waste storage operator applies for safety check
The operator of an intermediate nuclear waste storage facility being built in Japan has applied for safety screening ahead of its planned start of operations next year.
Recyclable-Fuel Storage Company is owned by 2 nuclear power plant operators, Tokyo Electric Power Company and Japan Atomic Power Company.
On Wednesday, Recyclable-Fuel Storage applied for safety screening with the Nuclear Regulation Authority.
Sickened Fukushima Worker: “Tepco is God… we are slaves” — Employees beaten, threatened with death for speaking out
(The video was removed by Al Jazeera) see article below
Gangsters and ‘slaves': The people cleaning up Fukushima
TV: Fukushima confirms nightmarish potential of nuclear power; Public living with threat of worst-case scenarios on daily basis — Author: “Super catastrophe” looms at plant (VIDEO)
Japan TV: ‘State’ of Fukushima melted fuel unknown — Asahi: They “still do not know exactly what is going on inside” — U.S. NRC: Increased radioactive leaks at plant are “traveling underground to sea” (VIDEO)
California schools announce Fukushima testing: Imperative we monitor for any Fukushima contamination “that will be arriving this year” in ocean — LA Times claims levels are declining, fails to inform readers of radioactive plume crossing Pacific
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