Minister of Economy admits the possibility Fukushima decommissioning takes longer than 40 years

On 3/6/2016, Hayashi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry stated decommissioning of Fukushima plant can take longer than 40 years.


It was said in a TV debate on NHK.

The government of Japan announced Fukushima decommissioning takes 30 ~ 40 years. However in the TV debate, Hayashi stated it only means we do our best toward the goal to complete decommissioning in 40 years, which doesn’t have to be guaranteed.



Français :

Le ministre de l’Économie reconnaît que le démantèlement de Fukushima pourrait prendre plus de 40 ans


Le 6 mars 2016, M. Hayashi, ministre de l’Économie, du Commerce et de l’Industrie, a affirmé que le démantèlement de Fukushima pourrait prendre plus de 40 ans.
C’était au cours d’un débat télévisé sur NHK.

Le gouvernement japonais avait déclaré le démantèlement de Fukushima prendrait entre 30 et 40 ans. Or, pendant le débat télévisé, M. Hayashi a affirmé que ça signifiait qu’on faisait de notre mieux pour atteindre ce but de 40 ans mais que ce n’était pas garanti.

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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.


March 2016