Fukushima Clean-Up Will Take Japan 200 Years

The chief of the Fukushima nuclear power station has admitted that the technology needed to decommission three melted-down reactors does not exist, and he has no idea how it will he developed. in a stark reminder of the challenge facing the Japanese authorities, Akira Ono conceded that the stated goal of decommissioning the plant by 2051 may be impossible without a giant technological leap. “There are so many uncertainties involved. We need to develop many, many technologies. It may take 200 years, but I would say our target is 30 to 40 years,” Mr. Ono said.’ [What a hope! — Ed]

From The Times .28til March 2015