Japan to bring water temperatures under control at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant by year's end; lowering temperatures below boiling point at reactors would reduce danger of further meltdown, release of additional radioactivity from fuel rods inside

Rachel Carter

Rachel Carter

Sep 19, 2011 – Associated Press

VIENNA , September 19, 2011 () – A Japanese government minister says his country plans to bring water temperatures under control at the reactors of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant by the end of this year.

Goshi Hosono's announcement confirmed plans from Japan giving a rough time frame for "Step 2" of the cleanup at the plant. Lowering temperatures below the boiling point at the reactors would reduce the danger of further meltdown and release of additional radioactivity from the fuel rods inside.

Hosono also said Monday that the International Atomic Energy Agency plans a mission in October to help plan further decontamination of the accident region.

© 2021 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


About Us

We deliver market news & information relevant to your business.

We monitor all your market drivers.

We aggregate, curate, filter and map your specific needs.

We deliver the right information to the right person at the right time.

Our Contacts

1990 S Bundy Dr. Suite #380,
Los Angeles, CA 90025 795

+1 (310) 558 0008
+1 (310) 558 0080 (FAX)

About Cookies On This Site

We collect data, including through use of cookies and similar technology ("cookies") that enchance the online experience. By clicking "I agree", you agree to our cookies, agree to bound by our Terms of Use, and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. For more information on our data practices and how to exercise your privacy rights, please see our Privacy Policy.