An advisory panel to Tokyo Electric Power Co. urged the utility to tighten water-management procedures at its crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant weeks before 300 metric tons of radioactive water seeped out, the panel’s chairman said.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is making inadequate progress in managing radioactive water at its wrecked Fukushima atomic plant, which is distracting it from other important challenges, an adviser to the company said.
A government-backed plan for a frozen underground wall to limit water contamination at the wrecked Fukushima atomic station needs further vetting for potential risks to the environment, an adviser to the plant’s operator said.
Decommissioning the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant would be better handled by a separate entity, leaving its operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. to focus on its core business of generating electricity, advisers to the company said.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has pledged to establish nuclear safety rules that “meet or exceed” national guidelines, as the operator of the wrecked Fukushima atomic station seeks restarts at one of its idled plants.
Toshiba Corp.’s Westinghouse Electric won majority support for the design of its AP1000 reactor from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, even as the members were feuding publicly over the panel’s leadership.
Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant, could have prevented the nuclear accident in 2011 if it had been prepared enough for the natural disaster, the chief of the company’s reform committee said.