Now 40 years to ‘decommission’ Fukushima reactors, says gov’t timetable revealed by NHK — Pushed back 10 years (VIDEO)

Published: December 15th, 2011 at 9:00 am ET
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40 years estimated to scrap Fukushima plant, NHK, December 15, 2011:

Japan’s government and the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant say it will take up to 40 years to decommission the plant’s damaged reactors.

NHK has learned about a timetable drawn up by the industry ministry and Tokyo Electric Power Company, based on a report released earlier by the state’s Atomic Energy Commission. [...]

The unprecedented work involves very difficult working conditions [...]

Dismantlement of Fukushima NPP to take 40 years, TASS, December 15, 2011:

The final dismantlement of the troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant will take 40 years, according to a forecast of Tokyo Electric Power, the company which operates the NPP.

Earlier the experts said that it would take 30 years to dismantle the plant. [...]

Besides that the workers will have to wok carefully to prevent new radiation leakages. [...]

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h/t MMC

Published: December 15th, 2011 at 9:00 am ET
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