January 16, 2019

Japan to decommission four nuclear reactors

The locals remember when this plant worked well. The rest of us only know it as a massive potential disaster that highlights the dangers of nuclear power.

Japan is to decommission four stricken reactors at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, the operator says.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) made the announcement after trying for three weeks to bring reactors 1 – 4 under control. Locals would be consulted on reactors 5 and 6 which were shut down safely.

With radiation leakages still being detected in the area, it seems unlikely that there is any future for the plant other than being encased in concrete.

Newswarped is a little perplexed that TEPCO is announcing that they are going to decommission the reactors. It has been patently obvious for weeks that the earthquake and tsunami decommissioned the reactors weeks ago.

TEPCO has been doing its best to look like it was part of the process, but trying to convince the world that it can make a pile of wreckage work again has been wearing a bit thin.