July 9, 2011
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Saturday it will take decades to clean up and decommission the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after the world’s worst atomic accident since Chernobyl.
Kan’s comments marked the first time that Japan’s government has offered a timeframe for the clean-up at Fukushima beyond the emergency measures now underway to shut down its reactors.
“It will take three, five, ten years, or eventually several decades to take care of the accident,” Kan told local officials from his Democratic Party of Japan meeting in Tokyo.
This article was posted: Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 1:24 pm