Fukushima disaster continuing for decades more

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TEPCO cartoonFrom daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Japan: 30-40-years for Fukushima clean-up

Wednesday 27th September 2017

JAPAN’S government approved a revised “road map” yesterday to clean up the Fukushima nuclear power plant destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

Decommissioning the damaged reactors is expected to take 30 to 40 years.

The three reactors that had meltdowns have a combined total of 1,573 units of mostly used nuclear fuel rods, which are still inside and must be kept cool in pools of water.

Plant operator Tepco plans to begin moving the rods from reactor unit three next year, but the latest road map delays removal of the rods from units one and two until 2023 because further decontamination work and extra safety measures are needed.

By far the hardest part of decommissioning Fukushima will be removing the fuel that melted and presumably spilled out of the reactor…

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