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Stabilizing Reactors By Year's End May Be Impossible:TEPCO

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- 2911 days ago -
Stabilizing the crisis at the Fukushima No.1 power plant by the end of the year may be impossible, senior officials at Tokyo Electric Power Co.said Sunday, throwing a monkey wrench into plans to let evacuees return to their home near the plant.


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Val G (102)
Monday May 30, 2011, 8:31 am
Sadly noted.
Thank you Noako.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 30, 2011, 1:20 pm
Seems that this goes the way of Chernobyl where no life can dare return for hundreds if not thousands of years. Those core continue melting on and on and on....

Ronald N (3)
Monday May 30, 2011, 1:41 pm
Truly a sad situation. Japan's Prime Minister made mention of not proceeding with fourteen new nuclear power plants, however this does not mean that they will stop the nuclear energy program. When I heard all three reactors in Fukushima Dai-Ichi were already in core meltdown, this was beyond belief. I truly believe that Japan must end the building of any new nuclear reactors and close down the present reactors. They are just as vulnerable to tsunamis and earthquakes. I only believe as a Californian that we too, have reactors that sit on fault lines and vulnerable to the same situation in Fukushima. It seems both the US and Japanese governments are in bed with the nuclear industry and the people have little to say about it.

Roger G (148)
Monday May 30, 2011, 1:58 pm
awfully long !

John Kirkby (23)
Monday May 30, 2011, 3:43 pm
Noted. Sorry Naoko, I hope you live far from that area? I wonder if they even have an end plan yet? One would be to build a concrete sarcophagus like what was done at Chernobyl. That is hardly ideal since the structure may require major maintenance periodically way into the future. And it could be cracked if it wasn't over-engineered to withstand a record strong earthquake sometime in the future. Dismantling the power plant and removing all radio active parts, would be great for that part of Japan..but what to do with the parts?...dump them far out in the sea? I guess we won't know for quite a while yet what they are going to do the way it's going so far?

Eternal Gardener (734)
Monday May 30, 2011, 5:57 pm
I hope this sends a clear message to the world community, feel so sorry for everyone directly impacted by this in that area.

Celine V (27)
Monday May 30, 2011, 6:50 pm
Noted, Naoko.
Thank you.

William Ford (1)
Monday May 30, 2011, 10:11 pm
Sadly. All over the countries keep deadly secrets instead of replacing a safe power reaction!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday May 31, 2011, 1:44 am
Very sad. I'm glad that Germany has decided to phase out their nuclear power stations. I hope other countries decide to do the same.

. (0)
Tuesday May 31, 2011, 5:18 am
Too bad this country can't take a lesson from Germany...noted with thanks

DORIS L (61)
Tuesday May 31, 2011, 7:35 am
Very sad, very dangerous,what will future generations think/do reading about this? Noted. Thanks,Naomi

Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday May 31, 2011, 8:06 am

. (0)
Tuesday May 31, 2011, 10:05 am
It is taking too long.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 31, 2011, 12:04 pm
Thanks, noted, sad to hear, hopefully it is resolved before then.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Tuesday May 31, 2011, 5:44 pm
Naoko, I read online that Japan is due for another round of earthquakes soon. Surely hope not.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Tuesday May 31, 2011, 5:47 pm
Too bad Nuclear power plants can't be nutralized.
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