Latest Kashiwazaki, Niigata Stories

2009-04-09 11:28:05

A Japanese government safety commission has approved the reopening of the world's largest nuclear power plant just two years after an earthquake resulted in a radioactive leak. The generator now needs approval from Niigata Governor Hirohiko Izumida, as well as the heads of Kashiwazaki City and the village of Kariwa before resuming operation. "We are still unclear as to when the governments can give the final endorsements to Tokyo Electric," Takeshi Kumakura of Niigata's nuclear safety...

2008-09-22 18:00:29

Tokyo, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)--The volume of carbon dioxide emitted by Japanese power firms in fiscal 2007 rose 10.5 pct from a year earlier, an industry group said Monday. The average emission amount at 10 regional electric utility firms and two power developers for the year that ended in March came to 0.453 kilogram per kilowatt-hour, the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan said. The increase was attributed to a sharp growth in thermal power generation following the shutdown...

2008-08-14 18:00:39

Tokyo, Aug. 14 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s electricity supply capacity will be tested as early as next week, when offices and factories resume work after the Bon summer holidays. The biggest Japanese power supplier, wary of possible supply shortages stemming from the suspension of an earthquake-hit nuclear power plant in northern Japan since July last year, now expects this summer's power demand in its service area, which includes Tokyo, to peak next week. To avoid the...

2008-07-29 06:00:44

Tokyo Electric Power, the biggest utility in Asia, projected a record loss for this business year, hurt by soaring energy prices and the indefinite closure of a quake-hit nuclear power plant. Tepco's earnings have been hit hard since a powerful earthquake last July forced it to halt operations at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in northern Japan. The closure of the plant, which accounts for about 13 percent of Tepco's total power capability, has forced it to increase purchases of...

2008-06-26 18:02:53

Tokyo, June 26 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday the company will overhaul its electricity rate structure in the autumn to adequately reflect surging fuel costs stemming from higher crude oil prices, a move expected to lead to a steep rate hike in January. The company will report the revised rate-setting guidelines to the government in July and use them when it revises rates in January next year. For the period until the end of this year, the company will consider...

2005-08-20 22:29:17

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 jolted northern Japan on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. No tsunami warning was issued after the quake, which occurred at 11:29 a.m., the Meteorological Agency said. The focus of the tremor was very shallow in Niigata prefecture, the agency said. A local official said the quake caused a brief scare. "We were surprised initially because it shook pretty much," Hiroyuki Murayama, an...

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