16 May '11, 9pm

No change in timetable to resolve nuclear crisis: Kan #crisis

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said there is no need to change the timetable for Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) to resolve the world's worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986. "In terms of achieving cold-shutdown status within six to nine months, I believe we should be able to proceed without changing the time-frame," Mr Kan said yesterday in parliament. "Tokyo Electric will announce a revision to its road map tomorrow and the government will also issue its view on how to go forward with the plan." TEPCO has been struggling to cool reactors and stop radiation leaks at the Fukushima Dai-ichi station since the power and water circulation was knocked out by the tsunami. Four of the station's six reactors were damaged and on Sunday, TEPCO confirmed the No 1 fuel assembly melted within 16 hours of the disaster. The cores of reactors 2 and 3 may also have melted...

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