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TEPCO may delay plan to resolve nuclear disaster

05-12-2011 18:44 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

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Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is leaking water from the center of the reactor scientist believe is the most stable.

TEPCO made the comment on Thursday, risking a delay in its plan to resolve the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Workers at the nuclear plant are pumping water into four reactors to bring their nuclear fuel rods to a "cold shutdown" state by January.

Nearly 10 thousand tonnes of water has been pumped into the reactor so far, but it is unclear where the leaked water has been going. The high radiation makes it difficult for workers to check the site.

Meanwhile, the Japanese government has delayed a decision expected on Thursday on a plan to help Tokyo Electric pay compensation for damages from the nuclear crisis in Fukushima, which includes a 62 billion US dollars fund. And the prime minister said the cabinet would discuss the scheme further on Friday.



Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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