Decommissioning status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Resumed inspection tour to explain to local residents

Decommissioning status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Resumed inspection tour to explain to local residents September 12, 22:04 Local residents report on the decommissioning status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which had been suspended due to the effects of the new coronavirus The inspection tour explained to the above was resumed on the 12th. This was started last year by the national government and TEPCO for residents around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and was suspended last February due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

On the 12th, 19 residents living in Fukushima Prefecture participated and inspected the premises of the nuclear power plant by bus and received an explanation about the current state of decommissioning from the person in charge of TEPCO.

Of these, the amount of water containing tritium that remains after treating contaminated water continues to increase every day, and the current plan is that the tank on the premises will be full in the summer of next year, and the government is currently considering disposal. Is proceeding.

In addition, the removal of nuclear fuel remaining in the spent fuel pool has already been completed for Unit 4 and started last year for Unit 3, but Units 1 and 2 are still in the preparation stage for removal, and there is a delay compared to the original plan. It has come out.

The removal of “fuel debris” from which the nuclear fuel of the reactor has melted down is scheduled to begin next year at Unit 2, but the initial amount is only a few grams, and it is not possible at this time to predict whether the subsequent removal will proceed smoothly. ..

Residents got off the bus on a hill overlooking the site on the way, and in order to reduce the risk of collapse, the work of cutting the 120-meter-high exhaust stack in half was completed in May, and a semi-cylindrical cover for Unit 3 Was installed and was being taken out of the spent nuclear fuel pool.

At the roundtable discussion that followed, many opinions and questions were raised regarding the disposal of water containing tritium, etc. “Decommissioning does not end in 10 or 20 years. It should be black and white in a convincing way. “I want you to make an effort to dispel rumors.”

In addition, regarding the decommissioning work, which is said to take up to 40 years, there were opinions such as “I want you to show a guide for the generation of children and move forward.”

TEPCO and the national government will continue to visit residents.