Category Archives: Japanese government

TEPCO to raise electricity rates for corporate users by 17% from April 1


NationalJan. 18, 2012 – 07:15AM JST

TOKYO —

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on Tuesday announced that it will hike electricity bills for corporate users, starting April 1, to cover costs of switching to other forms of power.
TEPCO also said the extra revenue will be needed to compensate those evacuated for radiation risks, as well as the massive costs for shutting down the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant….
…Compensation for victims, decontamination expenses and costs for scrapping the plant are likely to balloon to trillions of more yen, and some taxpayer money has already been earmarked for a part of that bill…

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building built with radioctive cement has 12 families living in it 1.24 m/serv


Gov’t to probe radioactive apartment block

National Jan. 17, 2012 – 06:43AM JST ( 24 )
Radiation fears have become part of daily life in Japan AFP
TOKYO —
The government on Monday said it would investigate how an apartment had been built with radioactive concrete in the latest scare from the country’s ongoing nuclear crisis.
Radiation cesium levels of up to 1.24 microsieverts per hour were recorded in the building in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, 55 kilometers from the crippled power plant, local authorities said Sunday.
Local media reported that 12 families were living in the block.

how many more buildings were built around the same time?
 [link to www.japantoday.com]