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2014-01-09 08:22:21

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bawell brand water ionizer company is committed to raising awareness on issues affecting the environment and humanity's need to reduce its carbon consumption and transition towards a sustainable global "green" economy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140109/FL43263 ) On March 11th 2011 a massive earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a Tsunami which destroyed the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant leading to meltdowns...

Tokyo Has Chance of Seeing Magnitude 7 Earthquake In The Near Future
2012-01-25 10:13:29

Japan´s capital city, Tokyo, has a high probability of experiencing a magnitude-7 earthquake within just a few years, according to Japanese scientists. Researchers at the University of Tokyo´s Earthquake Research Institute announced Monday there was a 75 percent chance that a 7.0 magnitude quake could strike the region within four years, and a 98 percent probability of one striking in the next 30 years. The announcement coincided a magnitude 5.1 quake that rocked large parts...

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2011-04-18 10:15:00

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said on Sunday that it will send two remote-controlled robots into a reactor building damaged by a hydrogen explosion in order to gauge radiation and temperature levels. Workers battling to stabilize the plant after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami have not been able to enter any of the reactor buildings at the stricken nuclear plant since the disaster. The explosion blew the roof off the outer structure housing reactor three.  It was one of several...

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2011-03-16 06:10:00

Japanese Earthquake And Tsunami Updates UPDATE: Wednesday, 16 March 2011 6:10am CST Japanese authorities have been desperately trying to prevent an environmental catastrophe at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex some 140 miles north of Tokyo.  Workers at the facility have been scrambling to keep the radioactive cores of the reactors from evaporating, which would lead to overheating and possibly a dangerous meltdown. The tsunami that hit Japan following the devastating...

2008-09-24 18:00:35

Tokyo, Sept. 24 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. and trader Mitsui & Co. said Wednesday that they have set up a joint company to build a solar power generation system at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda. The new firm, Haneda Solar Power Co., is capitalized at 5 million yen, of which 51 pct was put up by Tokyo Electric Power and 49 pct by Mitsui. Haneda Solar Power will set up the solar power generation system on the rooftop of a new international cargo terminal at the...

2008-09-20 21:00:29

Tokyo, Sept. 20 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. is considering scaling down its planned electricity rate hike at the request of the government, informed sources said Saturday. Earlier this year, the company announced plans to raise its electricity rates in January due to surging oil prices, with monthly electricity bills at a standard household expected to rising about 800 yen from the current levels. On Friday, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshihiro Nikai asked...

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...

2008-07-28 18:00:38

Tokyo, July 28 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday that it may raise its monthly electricity rate at ordinary households by some 800 yen to 7,597 yen in January 2008 if crude oil prices continue to rise. The company reported a plan to overhaul its electricity rate structure to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, following the recent surge in fuel costs. For the period until the end of this year, it will keep rates unchanged through management efforts. Even after...

2008-07-28 18:00:38

Tokyo, July 28 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday that it projects record annual group losses for fiscal 2008 due to surges in fuel prices and costs for procuring electricity from other firms. For the year to March 2009, the power supplier now expects to report a net loss of 280 billion yen and a recurring loss of 425 billion yen. President Masataka Shimizu said at a press conference that the losses could be the largest ever since the establishment of the company. He...

2008-07-25 18:00:51

Tokyo, July 25 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday that the peak power demand in the company's service area topped 60 million kilowatts for the first time this summer the same day. The surge apparently reflected growing power consumption for air conditioning amid rising mercury. At the company, the weekday peak power demand has remained above 50 million kilowatts since July 14. On Friday, the peak demand reached 60.08 million kilowatts as of 3 p.m., according to the firm....


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