Abe orders decommission of 2 Fukushima reactors

Abe orders decommission of 2 Fukushima reactors

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The problem of constant toxic water leak is slowly taking a controversial turn and is also putting a question mark on the safety of the surrounding prefectures in the country. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will be taking a first-hand look at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on September 19, 2013.

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Abe will be taking a three-hour plant tour and during this tenure, he will be looking at some of the 1,000 tanks which contain radioactive water, as well as water treatment equipment. The PM of Japan will also be looking at the chemical dam, which is being installed along the coast. Officials have said that the prime minister will also be talking to workers at the plant.

In a comment on his official Facebook page, Abe said, “Today, I will enter the Fukushima Daiichi Plant. I will do my utmost to protect people’s health and the sea.” Earlier last week, Abe convinced the International Olympic Committee that toxic leaks are under control, however, many Japanese people still believed that he was trying to cover up many problems at the plant.

The Japanese officials confirmed that the groundwater contaminated with radioactive water has been seeping into the Pacific ocean soon after meltdowns and explosions happened during the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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