Japan, TEPCO to admit that treating Fukushima’s highly radioactive water will take up to three years
Removing fuel from Fukushima Nos. 3, 4 reactors to be given priority, Kyodo, July 16, 2011:
In a new road map for restoring the plant ravaged by the March earthquake and tsunami, [the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co] will also specify for the first time that it will take up to three years to handle medium-term issues such as the completion of treating highly radioactive water that has accumulated, the sources said.
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