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Japan nuclear plant precarious

‘UNSTABLE’:The persistent problems have delayed a decommissioning process that could take 40 years and raised doubts over whether the plant can stay intact that long


“The contaminated water situation is on the verge of collapse,” Tanaka said, but he said there was no choice but to keep adding water, while trying to seek ways to minimize the leaks and their risks.

“The nuclear crisis is far from over,” the Mainichi Shimbun said in a recent editorial. “There is a limit to what the patchwork operation can do on a jury-rigged system.”

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