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» Decommissioning research center will be set up by 2015 April

The science ministry said it will set up a research center next April to help decommission the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

Experts from Japan and abroad are expected to use the center to find ways to retrieve the reactors’ melted radioactive cores.

The research center, which will be initially built outside Fukushima, will also serve as a hub for university-level education, it added.

The government plans to decide on the budget scale for the project during the summer.

Bodies including the Japan Atomic Energy Agency and the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning are also engaged in the decommissioning process for the troubled, radiation-leaking complex.
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Japan to set up research center for Fukushima decommissioning process (Japan Times)

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