Tokyo Electric Power Company
The Tokyo Electric Power Company is the semi-nationalised operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which in March 2011 suffered a tsunami-induced triple meltdown resulting in the world's largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.
In August 2013, after two-and-a-half years after the tsunami struck, the Financial Times reported that the 'effort to decommission the stricken Fukushima plant continues to resemble an episode of the Keystone Kops'.
- A rat gnawed through a cable, causing a dangerous power outage. In July, after months of obfuscation, Tokyo Electric Power, the semi-nationalised operator, admitted the plant was leaking radioactive water into the ocean. This month the government stepped in to contain the leak with an untested process to freeze the ground around the plant. Current estimates suggest it will take decades and cost more than $10bn to decommission Fukushima. So much for cheap nuclear fuel. 
- Mr. Kazuhiko Shimokobe, Chairman Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (TEPCO)
Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee
Includes several overseas nuclear experts appointed by Tepco to improve its safety culture.
- Dr Dale Klein, Chairman of Committee (Former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
- Lady Barbara Judge, CBE, Deputy Chairman - Former Chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, who in July attended high-level UK Nuclear Industry Council meetings with ministers, senior government officials and industry representatives
UK lobbying firms
Resources and Notes
- Nuclear nightmare: Tighter regulation is the only hope to restart Japan's nuclear reactors, Financial Times, August 12, 2013 6:36 pm
- Fukushima: The global fall-out, Editorial, The Guardian, Thursday 22 August 2013 23.15 BST
- Fukushima leak questions handling of nuclear plant crisis, Reporter Mark Willacy, 7.30 Report, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, screened 19 September 2013, 6mins 48s. Powerful progamme on the impact on local fishing industry, and footage from inside TEPCO's Dai-ichi nuclear plant.
- Nuclear nightmare: Tighter regulation is the only hope to restart Japan's nuclear reactors, Financial Times, Editorial, August 12, 2013 6:36 pm
- Register for 1st March 2014 - 31st May 2014 APPC, accessed 28 January 2015