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United States Pledges to Assist Fukushima Decommissioning

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United States Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz acknowledged that the decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture and decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors were a matter of global significance and pledged help to Japan if requested. The United States has supported Japan up to this point by sending experts to help deal with the disaster, but now appears to expand support to include assistance with removal of the melted fuel, decommissioning the reactors, and coping with contaminated water leaks.

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United States Pledges to Assist Fukushima Decommissioning

  1. 1. Home News About Us Editorials Media Nuclear News FOIA Data Contact Fukushima Daiichi Submit News Tip Archives Subscribe FOIA LiveFeed United States pledges to assist Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning if requested + Comment Now Today's Other New Headlines Search @Enformable Join Over 2 Million Readers Enformable News Via E-Mail Enter your email address: 1 NOV 201 3 Subscribe Previous Post About author Delivered by Enformable NRC finds eight operators at Susquehanna fail to meet minimum medical qualifications Most Read This Month The Saga of Michael Buhrman and Landon Brittain Lucas W Hixson Website Popular Read More About Con t a mi n a t i on , Fu ku sh i ma Da i i ch i , Ja pa n , Ra di a t i on , TEPCO , Un i t ed St a t es Recent MSM Comments Archives November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 Share this article Tweet this Share on Facebook Stumble it Subscribe by RSS On Fr ida y , Mon iz t ou r ed t h e cr ippled Fu k u sh im a Da iich i n u clea r pow er pla n t on Fr ida y w it h T EPCO Pr esiden t Na om i H ir ose. A t t h e fa cilit y t h ey t ou r ed m on it or in g w ells, t h e Un it 4 r ea ct or bu ildin g , a n d t h e A n t i-Ea r t h qu a k e bu ildin g . In a speech on Thursday , United States Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz acknowledged that the decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture and decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors were a matter of global significance and pledged help to Japan if requested. The United States has supported Japan up to this point by sending ex perts to help deal with the disaster, but now appears to ex pand support to include assistance with remov al of the melted fuel, decommissioning the reactors, and coping with contaminated water leaks. In return for aid, Secretary Moniz requested that Japan join an international treaty called the Conv ention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage, which collects funds from participating countries to help pay for damages resulting for nuclear accidents. Economy and Industry Minister Toshimitsu Motegi notified the United July 2011
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