June 13, 2015

Japan delays nuclear fuel removal schedule for Fukushima plant

The government approved on June 12 a revised 30- to 40-year road map to clean up the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, but many questions remain. 

The plan, endorsed by Cabinet members and officials, delays the start of a key initial step--the removal of spent fuel in storage pools at each of the three melted reactors--by up to three years due to earlier mishaps and safety problems at the plant. Read more.

Asahi Shimbun

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