Fukushima Pref. to decommission all 10 local nuke reactors

(This’ll take 50 years after switch off probably).

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20111130p2a00m0na016000c.html

The Fukushima Prefectural Government has decided to decommission all 10 reactors in its jurisdiction, including those at the Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant, in conjunction with its disaster recovery project, it has been learned.

A vision for restoration created by the prefectural government in August promoted the formation of a “society not relying on nuclear power,” but made no actual reference to decommissioning reactors. Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato was expected to formally announce the measure in a news conference on Nov. 30.
In this March 20, 2011 aerial file photo taken by a small unmanned drone and released by Air Photo Service, the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture. From top to bottom: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3 and Unit 4. (AP Photo/Air Photo Service)
In this March 20, 2011 aerial file photo taken by a small unmanned drone and released by Air Photo Service, the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture. From top to bottom: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3 and Unit 4. (AP Photo/Air Photo Service)

Earlier, Sato stated that the No. 1 to 4 reactors at the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex would be decommissioned, but when it came to the plant’s No. 5 and No. 6 reactors and those at the Fukushima No. 2 plant, he had simply stated, “It is inconceivable to restart them.”

In October the Fukushima Prefectural Assembly adopted a petition seeking decommissioning of all reactors in the prefecture.
In this image released Saturday, April 16, 2011, by Tokyo Electric Power Co., top of the container of the nuclear reactor, painted in yellow, of Unit 4 at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant is observed from its side with a T-Hawk drone Friday, April 15, 2011 in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
In this image released Saturday, April 16, 2011, by Tokyo Electric Power Co., top of the container of the nuclear reactor, painted in yellow, of Unit 4 at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant is observed from its side with a T-Hawk drone Friday, April 15, 2011 in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.)

In a meeting on the morning of Nov. 30, prefectural officials discussed how the decommissioning of reactors would affect employment and the finances of local bodies. Yoichi Nozaki, a prefectural official in charge of the restoration project, stressed that the prefecture’s principles had not changed.

“The principle of moving away from nuclear power, which was put forward in our vision for restoration, has not changed,” he said. “In the future we will have a Fukushima Prefecture without nuclear power.”

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(Mainichi Japan) November 30, 2011

Andrew Bolt’s attempt to bolster uranium share prices are looking pretty weak.


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