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Tepco announces restructuring

Corporate

19 August 2015

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has announced a restructuring of the company which will see its nuclear and decommissioning operations remaining under a new holding company, while its non-nuclear businesses will be spun off into three subsidiaries.

Japan's post-Fukushima nuclear shutdown ends

Corporate

11 August 2015

Sendai - 48 (JAIF)The process to restart unit 1 of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan began today, marking the end of almost two years of the country's entire reactor fleet standing idle. The unit is expected to re-enter commercial operation early next month.

Removal of cover over Fukushima Daiichi unit 1 begins

Regulation and Safety

29 July 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 1 roof panel removal 48The operation to remove the temporary cover over the damaged reactor building of unit 1 at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant began yesterday.

Tepco readies to install unit 3 cover

Regulation and Safety

13 August 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 3 cover preparations 48The installation of a protective cover over unit 3 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan can start as soon as the removal of rubble from the reactor building is completed, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said.

Fuel handling machine removed from Fukushima Daiichi 3

Regulation and Safety

03 August 2015

Fukushima Daiichi 3 refueling machine removal 48The removal of the fuel handling machine from the damaged reactor building of unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant helps clear the way for the transfer of used fuel from the unit's storage pool.

Japan two weeks from return to nuclear power

Regulation and Safety

27 July 2015

Kyushu Electric Power Company plans to apply to regulators for the final 'applied safety inspection' of Sendai 1 on 3 August. This check is expected to take one week, making 10 August a potential start-up date.