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"[The Chinese side] has been asking the Japanese government to properly handle the accident and follow up on matters in a timely fashion," Lu said, adding that "any responsible government should pay continuous and high attention to the impact of the nuclear leakage on the marine environment, food safety and people's health."
Lu added that this is the Japanese government's obligation to not only the Japanese people, but also to people from the rest of the world, its neighbors included.
China urges Japan to explain its Fukushima plan amid reports of lethal levels of radiation
“We have to preserve that earning power,” said Mr Hirose in an interview. “Victory for us means having the money to meet our responsibilities in Fukushima. If we can’t, that’s failure.”
Decommissioning is expected to take 40 years but Mr Hirose conceded there was no certainty and a full clean-up could take longer than that.
“Cost is one factor, but also the radiation dose for workers, accident risk and the pace of robotics development,” said Mr Hirose.
Given the degree of radioactivity, robotics or remote control may be the only way to work on the reactors, but the necessary technology does not yet exist.
Chief optimistic Tepco earnings can cover Fukushima plant clean-up
originally posted by: jhn7537
a reply to: Profusion
I'm with China here... I was skeptical of the reports back when it happened, and I'm sure we only received a small % of the actual facts.. This is likely way worse than we could ever possibly imagine. If Japan can't be trusted to fix/correct this huge global blunder, then able governments should step in for the sake of humanity.. I know the Japanese are very proud people, by culture, but time to put your damn ego aside...
originally posted by: pheonix358
There is no known solution to Fukushima.
All of the Governments know this as a fact.
I can only guess that China wants the world to admit it.
This demonstrates clearly the stupidity behind the ongoin Nuclear Industry.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Reverbs
Cesium was over the US in high amounts not long after.
Define "high amounts."
Is it the equivalent of "detectable?"
originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
The idea that the technology for robots that can withstand the high radiation isn't available seems to be a case of tunnel vision. The electronics fry in that environment, but what about some thing that is strictly mechanical? Like a big spring wound flywheel driven toy-like robot with cables to control it? Perhaps some kind of mechanical optics to see what is going on? Maybe they need to go back to some really basic ideas from a pre-electronic era and expand on those.