Skip to comments.Japan Promises to Shut Down Fukushima Reactors By Year's End (promise?)
Posted on 05/16/2011 6:55:31 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Japan Promises to Shut Down Fukushima Reactors By Year's End
Steve Herman | Seoul May 16, 2011
Japan says it will shut down reactors at the Fukushima-1 power plant by the end of the year. The announcement comes despite revelations that a natural disaster in March damaged the nuclear facility worse than earlier believed.
Serious troubles continue to beleaguer the operators of the Japanese nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture that was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami. But Prime Minister Naoto Kan told parliament Monday the damaged reactors will be shut down sometime this year.
Kan says the timeline for bringing the four damaged reactors into a state of cold shutdown will not be changed. He insists that will happen in six to nine months.
That timetable is consistent with a plan Tokyo Electric Power Company announced one month ago. But since then it has become apparent that the reactors suffered worse damage than earlier thought. The number one reactor, it is now acknowledged, suffered a meltdown soon after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan
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Well they also promised not to violate the public trust after they got caught falsifying safety reports and we know how that turned out - it started with those weepy apologies for not ‘sharing’ information earlier...
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