NHK: Can we really say that the decommissioning process will end within 40 years?
Akira Kawano, Tepco General Manager: It’s very difficult to talk about such a far future, but it really takes time [...]
The half-life of, for example, the cesium is 30 years.
So, at some part of the decommissioning we need to wait, the radiation will be reduced.
Published: March 10th, 2013 at 2:10 pm ET
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