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TEPCO said on Sep 10th that it will invite U.S. nuclear expert Lake Barrett to as an outside adviser so as to provide advice on how to deal with radiation-contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Barrett, who helped control the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident as an official of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

According to Barrett, cleaning up Fukushima plant is a bigger challenge than the work he led at Three Mile Island and that ongoing radioactive water leaks are a minor part of that task.

He said that the meltdowns in three of the reactors, massive radiation leaks and the volume of contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, on Japan’s northeast coast, make it a more complicated clean-up.

“In comparison to Three Mile Island, Fukushima is much more challenging, much more complex a job,” Barrett told a Tokyo news conference.

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INTERVIEW/ Lake Barrett: Japan must get ready to release Fukushima water into the sea (Asahi Newspaper)
U.S. expert warns nuke cleanup a complex job (Japan Times)

TEPCO invites U.S. nuclear expert to address Fukushima nuclear issue (Mainichi Newspaper)

Ex-U.S. regulator says Fukushima cleanup complicated (Asahi newspaper)


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