November 2013
Nuclear Waste News;11/18/2013, Vol. 33 Issue 21, p6
The article reflects on discussion performed by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regarding decommissioning process and radioactive water issues. The TEPCO President Naomi Hirose work together with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to remove fuel rods from a storage pool. It mentions that removing fuel rods from the cooling pool is a major step in the decommissioning process.


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