Japanese Minister Hosono in charge of Fukushima asks United States and France to aid scrapping reactors

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Japan‘s cabinet minister in charge of the nuclear disaster has asked the United States and France for help in scrapping the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

Goshi Hosono on Monday held separate meetings with US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko, US Energy Secretary Steven Chu and French Industry Minister Eric Besson in Vienna.

Hosono asked the US and French officials to help with essential work after the cold shutdown, including scrapping the reactors, decontaminating soil and disposing of radioactive waste.

The officials responded positively.

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