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Kyodo - Edano suggests scrapping all reactors at Fukushima Daiichi plant  

Top government spokesman Yukio Edano suggested Wednesday that all of the reactors at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant should be scrapped.

Asked if all six reactors must be decommissioned, Edano said in a news conference, ''I believe it is very clear from the viewpoint of society. That is my perception.''

His remarks came after Tsunehisa Katsumata, chairman of plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co., told a separate news conference, ''We have no choice but to scrap reactors 1 to 4 if we look at their conditions objectively.''

Following the devastating March 11 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit northeastern and eastern Japan, four of the six reactors at the nuclear power plant northeast of Tokyo have lost their cooling functions and leaked radioactive materials into the air and sea.

The No. 5 and 6 reactors, which have been relatively less problematic than the other four, are already in a state of cold shutdown.  



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Mar 30th, 2011 at 07:03:35 AM EST

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