April 22, 2013

IAEA: Japan nuke cleanup may take more than 40 years

A U.N. nuclear watchdog team says Japan may need longer than the planned 40 years to decommission its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant and is urging its operator to improve plant stability.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency team, Juan Carlos Lentijo, said on April 22 that damage at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is so complex that it is "impossible" to predict how long the cleanup may last. Read more.


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