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Fishing Off Fukushima For Answers
2012-10-26 12:56:09

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Japan fisheries data provides a look at how the ocean is faring 18 months after the worst accidental release of radiation to the ocean in history Japan's "triple disaster," as it has become known, began on March 11, 2011, and remains unprecedented in its scope and complexity. To understand the lingering effects and potential public health implications of that chain of events, scientists are turning to a diverse and widespread sentinel in the world's...

Japan Faces Power Outages, Residents Urged To Conserve Energy
2012-05-20 05:06:00

A Japanese government panel warned that there could be power outages this summer if three Japanese utilities do not get much needed energy from nuclear reactors that have been on shutdown since the Fukushima crisis more than a year ago. Of the three, Kansai Electric Power Co. could face the biggest shortage of 14.9 percent, as it is the most reliant on nuclear power, the panel reported on May 12. In face of the potential power shortages, Japan is urging businesses and residences to cut...

Japan-Nuclear-Reactor
2012-05-06 07:11:37

For the first time in four decades, Japan will be without nuclear power, as the last of its 50 reactors was shut down Saturday for what is being called routine maintenance, various media outlets have reported. According to BBC News reports, operations at the third reactor at the Tomari plant in Hokkaido prefecture was scheduled to have ceased by 14:00 GMT (2:00pm Eastern). That means that for the first time in over 40 years, a country which up until last year had received 30% of its...

2012-03-02 12:49:36

One year after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011, an independent investigation panel has highlighted the country's failures in disaster planning and crisis management for the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The article, out now in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, shows that agencies were thoroughly unprepared for the cascading nuclear disaster, following a tsunami that should have been anticipated. The Rebuild Japan...

2010-10-11 08:00:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) today announced that a subsidiary has signed an agreement with a Chevron Corp. subsidiary and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) regarding sales of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Chevron-operated Wheatstone project in Western Australia. Apache Julimar Pty Ltd, an Apache subsidiary; KUFPEC Australia (Julimar) Pty Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. k.s.c. (KUFPEC), and Chevron...

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2010-03-15 14:50:00

On Monday, Japanese auto giants and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) joined forces to set up a common system to recharge electric cars, with the hopes to create a global standard. The growth of the electric vehicle sector has brought questions over whether zero-emission cars or the networks of recharging stations should come first. Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors and Fuji Heavy Industries have linked up with TEPCO to organize "CHAdeMO." The name comes from the words "Charge" and...

2008-09-11 12:00:38

The Tokyo Electric Power Company has signed a technical consulting agreement with the Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, regarding the development of a master plan of the Abu Dhabi Transco transmission system up to the year 2018. Rapid power demand increase is anticipated in Abu Dhabi in line with the economic growth in recent years. Additionally, development of a large-scale urban area is planned around the Abu Dhabi Island, the economic...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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