Nuclear policy-setting body urges plant operators to prepare for decommissioning era

By Mari Yamaguchi

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Where to put all the radioactive debris?

Hard to prepare for that!

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The cost of decommissioning a nuclear power plant in the UK increased more than 5 times from the initial estimate, and delays are common, as new techniques have to be devised to solve unexpected problems. Japan can hopefully learn from the experience of countries who have started decommissioning their own reactors.

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America is a big place, and even they can't figure out what to dó with spent nuclear fuel. I have no idea what Japan will do - and neither do they.

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Oh, better late than never. 70% of Japan’s reactors are within a decade of their decommissioning date. 10% have gone passed their date and have been approved to continue functioning after safety checks. Do they really need to be ‘urged’ to prepare for it?

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Thank god, bet my taxes will be put to use subsidising this rather than or also booze for politicians. Didn't Abe urge, promise a Beautiful Japan? How is that going?

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To urge is an much favoured verb. How about instruct or demand?

decommissioning was supposedly included in the planning stages of reactor commissioning.

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