Fukushima: Japan attempts to safely remove nuclear fuel from crippled reactors 22.09.2022

Deutsche Welle | Sep 22, 2022 at 2:00 AM
  • Nuclear experts pondering the safest way to decommission the three crippled reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi atomic energy plant have devised a new plan to recover the highly radioactive debris at the site.
  • In their latest annual strategy report on progress at the plant, experts at the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Office (NDF) proposed the construction of a massive concrete tank to completely enclose one of the reactor buildings and then filling it with water.
  • Kazuto Suzuki, a professor of science and technology policy at Tokyo University, agreed the new approach to the decommissioning of the reactors “seems to be a good one, but the problem will be in the execution.”