Japan Gov stops Fukushima work to “reduce risk” to world leaders…. what about the Japanese who live there 24/7/365?
TOKYO: The majority of decommissioning work at the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant will be put on hold while the Group of Seven summit takes place in Shima, Mie Prefecture, on May 26 to 27, according to the Tokyo Electric Power Co.
Satoshi Togawa, a spokesman for Tepco, told The Japan Times on Friday that the planned suspension was a precaution to reduce “risks” that could disturb the meeting of leaders from the seven major advanced nations.
Such risks could include unexpected leaks of contaminated water from tanks or airborne radioactive material monitoring alarms being triggered, Togawa said.
He added that Tepco will continue other essential operations, such as injecting water to keep melted nuclear fuel cool and processing contaminated water.
He also stressed that the suspension was not designed…
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