Log in
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Dynamic quotes 

4-Traders Homepage  >  Equities  >  Tokyo  >  Tokyo Electric Power Company Holding Inc    9501   JP3585800000

News SummaryMost relevantAll newsSector newsTweets

UPDATE1: Black objects found hanging in damaged Fukushima plant

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
07/21/2017 | 11:13am CET

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex on Friday found black objects resembling stalactites in one of the three damaged reactors at the plant during its latest probe using an underwater robot.

Sources close to the matter said the robot confirmed the existence of the black objects hanging from the bottom of the damaged pressure vessel of the No. 3 reactor, raising the possibility that they could have been formed by melted fuel.

Friday's probe to examine the condition of melted fuel inside the unit follows one on Wednesday inside the reactor's containment vessel housing the pressure vessel, which is partially filled with contaminated water.

The condition of fuel debris inside the damaged reactors remains unknown, even though six years have passed since a huge earthquake and tsunami triggered the nuclear disaster at the coastal plant.

Decommissioning work has progressed slowly while radiation levels inside the reactors remain extremely high.

Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. is aiming to begin work to remove fuel debris at the plant in 2021, one of the most difficult stages of the decommissioning project that is expected to take at least 30 to 40 years to complete.

As Wednesday's probe showed that a metallic scaffold, which was inside the containment vessel before the disaster, is missing, Friday's investigation will focus on looking in detail around the area before examining fuel debris inside the vessel.

Water around 6.4 meters deep, which was injected into the reactor to cool fuel debris inside, has accumulated at the bottom of the containment vessel, according to the utility known as Tepco.

Tepco initially planned to only conduct probes on Wednesday and Friday but has decided to carry out another round on Saturday to send the remote-controlled robot to the bottom of the containment vessel, where a chunk of melted fuel is believed to lie.

On March 11, 2011, a huge tsunami hit the six-reactor plant, located on ground 10 meters above sea level, and flooded power supply facilities.

Reactor cooling systems were crippled and the Nos. 1-3 units suffered fuel meltdowns in the world's worst nuclear disaster since the 1986 Chernobyl crisis.

From January to March, Tepco conducted robot surveys including sending a self-propelled robot into the Nos. 1 and 2 reactors, where water levels are lower than the No. 3 reactor, but they failed to ascertain the condition of fuel debris.


© Kyodo News International, Inc., source Newswire

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
12/13 NISSAN MOTOR : TEPCO Launch Virtual Power Plant Project
12/12 TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER : TEPCO Launches Second Edition of Free Electrons Global St..
12/11 TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER : Tepco takes 50 percent stake in a renewable energy system..
12/08 TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER : TEPCO Takes 50 Percent Stake in Battery Storage Project o..
12/08 TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER : Tepco takes 50 percent stake in a battery storage project..
12/06 TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER : Evaluation of Exposure Dose of Workers at Fukushima Daiic..
12/04 TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER : Tepco mulls halving domestic branches to streamline busin..
11/30 TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER : Fuel Cost Adjustment in Electricity Rates for January 201..
11/23 TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER : International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Saf..
11/22 TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER : International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Saf..
More news
News from SeekingAlpha
10/31 Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings ADR reports 1H results
10/17 Kobe Steel Fallout And The Impact On Domestic Steel Firms
10/04 Tepco wins safety approval for first reactor restart since Fukushima
09/07 Tepco could get restart OK for world's largest nuclear plant, reports say
07/28 Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings ADR reports Q1 results
Financials ( JPY)
Sales 2018 5 705 B
EBIT 2018 -
Net income 2018 252 B
Debt 2018 5 555 B
Yield 2018 -
P/E ratio 2018 3,56
P/E ratio 2019 4,02
EV / Sales 2018 1,10x
EV / Sales 2019 1,08x
Capitalization 726 B
Duration : Period :
Tokyo Electric Power Compa Technical Analysis Chart | 9501 | JP3585800000 | 4-Traders
Technical analysis trends TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPA
Short TermMid-TermLong Term
Income Statement Evolution
Mean consensus HOLD
Number of Analysts 4
Average target price 483  JPY
Spread / Average Target 6,9%
EPS Revisions
Tomoaki Kobayakawa President & Director
Takashi Kawamura Chairman
Toshihiro Sano Director
Yuji Masuda Director
Toshiro Takebe Director
Sector and Competitors
1st jan.Capitalization (M$)
DUKE ENERGY CORP13.44%61 288
SOUTHERN CO3.80%51 867
IBERDROLA7.70%49 507