Fukushima Prefecture requests Japanese government remove TEPCO from management of Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning

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It is no secret that Tokyo Electric is incapable of containing the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi, and often their actions have had adverse affects which have worsened conditions on-site.  For example, TEPCO had begun operations onsite to reduce the amount of contaminated water on-site by injecting chemicals into the ground to prevent the contaminated groundwater from reaching the Pacific Ocean, only to find that the water began piling up until it flooded over the barriers and continued its migration into the sea.  But after nearly two and a half years after the March 11th earthquake and tsunami, experts from Japan and around the world are calling for the Japanese government to intervene and remove the utility from management of the site.

On Tuesday, officials from Fukushima prefecture inspected areas near where an underground tunnel is thought to be filled with contaminated water.  Many of the officials expressed their displeasure with TEPCO’s inability to proactively deal with the problems arising at the crippled nuclear complex.

Later Tuesday, Fukushima Prefecture official requested that Japan’s central government intervene with the critical emergency situation at Fukushima Daiichi and ensure that TEPCO properly mitigates the continued leakage of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean.  The prefecture also asked that the central government take control and responsibility for the decommissioning of the damaged reactors.

Source: NHK

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