JAPANESE policy-makers have adopted a report saying the country is entering an era of massive nuclear plant decommissioning. The Japan Atomic Energy Commission has urged plant operators to plan ahead to lower safety risks and costs requiring decades of work and billions of yen. Twenty-four commercial reactors – or 40% of Japan’s total – are designated for or are currently being decommissioned. Among them are four reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant that were severely damaged by the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck north-eastern Japan.
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