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TEPCO’s Decommissioning Chief in Fukushima admits uncertainty of their operation(NHK)

(Masuda)
We have no idea about the debris. We don’t know its shape or strength.nhknukeキャプチャ
We have to remove it remotely from 30 meters above, but we don’t have that kind of technology yet,
it simply doesn’t exist.

 

(Masuda)
We still don’t know whether it’s possible to fill the reactor containers with water.
We’ve found some cracks and holes in the three damaged container vessels,
but we don’t know if we found them all.
If it turns out there are other holes, we might have to look for some other way to remove the debris.

 

(NHK)
The government wants that work to begin in 2020.
I asked Masuda how confident he is that he hit the target. His answer was surprisingly candid.

(Masuda)
It’s a very big challenge. Honestly speaking, I cannot say it’s possible.
But also I do not wish to say it’s impossible.

(NHK)
I also asked Masuda what he needs most for the operation to succeed.

(Masuda)
That’s hard to say. but probably experience.
How much radiation exposure can people tolerate?
What kind of information do the residents in the area need?There is no textbook to teach us what to do.
I have to make decisions every step of the way.
And I must be honest with you I cannot promise that I will always make the right decision.

 

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