It will be 10 years since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in March.
With difficult problems such as taking out "fuel debris" and handling water containing tritium, the government and TEPCO will be asked what kind of path can be taken for local reconstruction along with decommissioning.
At the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the first removal of melted-down nuclear fuel, so-called "fuel debris," which is considered to be the biggest difficulty, was planned to start at Unit 2, but due to the influence of the new coronavirus, robot development in the United Kingdom Was delayed, and last month it announced that it would be delayed by about a year.
In addition, nuclear fuel is still left in the spent fuel pool of Units 1 to 3, and the removal of nuclear fuel from Unit 3 started in April, and we hope to finish the work by March, but due to equipment trouble. It is often noticed that work is interrupted and completed as planned.
In addition, water containing radioactive substances such as tritium that remains after treating contaminated water continues to accumulate, and the government says that it is necessary to make an early decision on treatment, but locals have rumors. There are deep-rooted concerns about damage.
It will be a year in which the government and TEPCO will be asked what kind of path can be taken for local reconstruction as well as long-term decommissioning work.