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Tepco to dismantle reactor1 cover to remove the spent fuel assemblies, “4 years to start removing the fuel”

  On 5/9/2013, Tepco announced they are going to dismantle reactor1 cover in mid 2013. Tepco cannot build the sarcophagus on Fukushima nuclear plant due to the spent fuel assemblies.


Member of the House of Representatives “Fukushima can never be settled”

Murakami Seiichiro, a member of the House of Representatives from LDP stated Fukushima accident would never be settled if they don’t alter the way entirely. On 4/12/2013, he commented no


Professor suggested the plan to make Fukushima plant a tourist resort

  Professor Azuma from Waseda university etc held a press conference on 3/9/2013 to announce the plan to make Fukushima plant a tourist resort in 25 years from now. He

Core removing struggle

[Column] Amateur doctor

Tepco tried to open a hole to look inside of the torus room of reactor2. Torus room is where S/C is located. S/C is the coolant facility of nuclear reactor

Cover-ups Plant hazard

Fukushima Worker “Significantly high level of contamination may spread in the process of decommissioning”

Actual Fukushima worker Happy11311 showed his concern about the secondary contamination related to the plant decommissioning.   続き9:1Fからは今も汚染拡散してるし、2号機のブローアウトパネル塞いでも3号機や4号機カバーリングしても廃炉の過程で決して汚染拡散ゼロにはならないよ。それこそスタック解体作業なんてしたら、相当な高汚染が拡散する可能性だってあるし。廃炉までは、まだまだ先は長いんだよね。でわでわ。 — ハッピーさん (@Happy11311) 1月 16, 2013 <Translate> Contamination is still spreading around

Cover-ups Plant hazard

[Column] What is going to happen for the next stage of Fukushima accident ?

Fukushima Diary refers to the tweets of Mr. “Happy11311” sometimes. He calls himself an actual Fukushima worker and his tweets are detailed enough to make you believe he is a

Cover-ups Plant hazard

Mr.Koide “Robot technology can’t be help, human must decommission Fukushima by themselves.”

Tepco is trying to develop robot technology to settle down Fukushima. (cf. Tepco developing remote controlling robots, wall crawler, airship, RPV diver, etc..) On 10/18/2012, Mr. Koide commented Tepco can’t


[Express] Decommissioning a nuclear reactor makes the area money too

Fukushima Diary reports important tweets under [Express]  almost simultaneously so we won’t miss the moment of an inspiration.     09年に運転が終了した原発と原発で栄えた街を訪ねた。 産経新聞の記事とは違い、廃炉で雇用が生まれており、ショッピングセンターなど新しい施設が誕生していた。 — 田中龍作さん (@tanakaryusaku) 10月 14, 2012 <Translate> (Mr. Tanaka,


Decommissioning takes 90 years and costs £954m

[Quote of Dailymail.co.uk] World’s oldest nuclear power station closes… but it will take 90 more years and £954m to clear it completely The world’s oldest running nuclear power station was


JP Gov has no technology to decommission a nuclear reactor

  Japanese government and Tepco have started publicly seeking technology to decommission nuclear reactors such as decontamination of the reactor buildings and remote controlling robot. They will accept offers until