Did Tepco own Fukushima?

August 27, 2019 Off By idswater

Did Tepco own Fukushima?

Fukushima was the first nuclear plant to be designed, constructed, and run in conjunction with General Electric and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)….

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
Decommission date December 2013
Owner(s) Tokyo Electric Power Company
Operator(s) Tokyo Electric Power Company

How many people died in the tsunami in Japan?

Japan moved a few metres east and the local coastline subsided half a metre. The tsunami inundated about 560 km 2 and resulted in a human death toll of about 19,500 and much damage to coastal ports and towns, with over a million buildings destroyed or partly collapsed.

What was the cause of the nuclear disaster in Japan?

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was a 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Ōkuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The event was primarily caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. It was the most severe nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

What was the name of the nuclear power plant in Japan in 2011?

For other 2011 Japanese nuclear accidents/incidents, see Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant, Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant, Tōkai Nuclear Power Plant, and Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant. The four damaged reactor buildings (from left: Units 4, 3, 2, and 1) on 16 March 2011. Hydrogen-air explosions in Unit 1, 3, and 4 caused structural damage.

Which is the most severe nuclear accident in the world?

It was the most severe nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. It was classified as Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES), after initially being classified as Level 5, joining Chernobyl as the only other accident to receive such classification.