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Friday, 20 December 2013

TWO LARGELY INTACT REACTORS AT FUKUSHIMA TO BE CONVERTED INTO TESTING AND TRAINING FACILITIES (5&6)

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  • TOKYO--December 20, 2013--The two reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station that largely escaped damage from the March 2011 tsunami that crippled the other four will be voluntarily shut down and converted into testing and training facilities, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced.

    Units 5 and 6, which sit some distance further back from the shore than the other four reactors, never totally lost emergency cooling power in the aftermath of the tsunami and thus escaped the damage that affected the other four units. They have been in "cold shutdown" but are largely intact and could have been restarted to generate electrical power.

    However, TEPCO has instead decided to turn the two generating units and their reactors into full-size testing and training facilities that will enhance the utility's ability to test methods and train workers in the decontamination and decommissioning work currently underway at the other four Fukushima Daiichi units.
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HANDS UP WHO WANTS TO DO THE TESTING????????

(Crickets)


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