U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission “We don’t know how long it takes until reactor decommissioning”

Since just after 311, a nuclear expert team sent by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been trying to advise JP Gov and Tepco to settle the situation down.

Having JP Gov declared “cold shut down ish statement”, Mr. Casteau, the chairman of the team made a statement at the interview with NHK on 12/21/2011.
“As far as we can not tell how it is inside of the reactors, it’s unpredictable to estimate for how long it takes until reactor decommissioning”
He also complained about the concealment of JP Gov, they say, they could listen to only a few engineers for the details of the situation.


米専門家 廃炉の時期見通せず
12月21日 19時51分

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


December 2011