Fukushima Daiichi Still Raising Radiation Concerns, Spent Fuel Policy Unclear
SUGAR LAND--May 28, 2012--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--More than a year has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11 that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, owned and operated by Tokyo Electric Power Company Incorporated (TYO:9501) (TEPCO) (Tokyo). However, the power station and the global ramifications of its disaster are still discussed in the media. The earthquake and ensuing tsunami caused meltdowns at three of the six reactors at the power station, and destroyed the housing around the spent fuel pool of a fourth. Thus, the spent fuel pool is exposed to open air, raising concerns from experts, while continuous problems in the cleanup effort are forcing local officials to take a more personal interest in the problem.