Japan is counting on help from Russia in the aftermath of the accident at the NPP “Fukushima-1”

Japan is counting on help from Russia in the aftermath of the accident at the NPP “Fukushima-1”

TOKYO, November 26. /Corr.TASS Elizabeth tsarina, Alexei Sarachev/. Japan is counting on help from Russia in the aftermath of the accident at the NPP “Fukushima-1”. About this said on Thursday the Director of the center for response to nuclear incidents Department of electricity and gas Agency for natural resources Zunyite agouti during the conference in Tokyo, dedicated to the Russian nuclear technologies.

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The earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 caused the nuclear power plant “Fukushima-1” multiple injuries of four of the reactors, which led to melting reactor cores and the release of large amounts of radioactivity.

“Between Russia and Japan is actively developing cooperation on nuclear energy. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster for the elimination of the consequences is intensifying the cooperation between our countries, and we are now considering the use of technology with the participation of Russian specialists to overcome the consequences of the accident,” said Eguchi. He added that the development of nuclear energy of Japan must overcome many obstacles and challenges.

According to Eguchi, Japanese technology is not sufficient to eliminate the consequences of the accident, and the country needs technical cooperation with different countries in this matter.

Answering the question about the plans of Japan for resuming the operation of nuclear power plants Eguchi noted that when restarting nuclear power stations in each particular case requires its own plan. “However, in General we adhere to a strategy of carrying out a full security check stations in accordance with the new requirements,” he said.

As previously reported, the government of Japan in 2014 chose Russian companies as partners for the implementation of the demonstration project on cleaning up of radioactive water at the plant “Fukushima-1”. The installation must be built by 31 March 2016.

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Currently there are negotiations with the Japanese party about to start work on designing a full-scale facility.

Before the accident at NPP “Fukushima-1” nuclear power accounted for about 30% of the energy mix in Japan.

The Japanese government has previously stated its intention to continue the course for a partial renewal of the national nuclear power stations.

In October of the current year in Kagoshima Prefecture was restarted the second unit of NPP “Sendai”.

Also permit the controller to restart three more reactors – the third unit of NPP “Ikat” on the island of Shikoku and two reactors at NPP “Takahama” in the Prefecture of Fukui in the West of Central Honshu.