• TEPCO
  • In spite of ongoing technical issues at the plant, and continued dire financial straits stemming from sky-high decontamination, decommissioning, and compensation costs, for which the company was forced to request a government bailout, TEPCO President Naomi Hirose said that the company will offer one-time bonuses of 100,000 yen ($997) to section chiefs and higher today. (greenpeace.org)
  • TEPCO continues to insist that none of that water reached the ocean, which sits 800 meters away, but local fishermen, who have already had their lives destroyed by the nuclear disaster, are skeptical. (greenpeace.org)
  • accidents
  • We estimate the contamination risks from the atmospheric dispersion of radionuclides released by severe nuclear power plant accidents using the ECHAM/Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) atmospheric chemistry (EMAC) atmospheric chemistry-general circulation model at high resolution (50 km). (mdpi.com)
  • workers
  • Masayuki Ono, TEPCO's General Manager, explained, "One hundred millisieverts per hour is equivalent to the limit for accumulated exposure over five years for nuclear workers, so it can be said that we found a radiation level strong enough to give someone a five-year dose of radiation within one hour. (greenpeace.org)
  • continues
  • Kansai continues to insist that it will experience power shortages-a claim that has not been confirmed by any third party panel-but said it will encourage residents to conserve electricity by offering gift certificates and other incentives to those who use less power . (greenpeace.org)
  • take
  • The researchers, Mitsuhisa Watanabe and Yasuhiro Suzuki, are warning the plant's operator, Hokuriku Power, to take additional measures to protect against seismic damage. (greenpeace.org)