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Improved Fukushima lets the cameras in

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Improved Fukushima lets the cameras in


The company behind Japan’s notorious Fukushima nuclear power plant has invited the cameras in.

It is all part of a move to improve the plant’s image by showing how conditions for thousands of workers have changed since March when an earthquake and tsunami set off meltdowns and explosions.

Nevertheless, 56-year-old TEPCO worker, Toshiro Iinuma, told reporters: “The environment here has got much better. I think it is much more stable. But we have a long road ahead and we still don’t know exactly what to expect.”

At the height of the disaster, all but 50 TEPCO workers were evacuated but the situation has now stabilised enough for more than 3,000 to be there.

They have restored cooling systems, repaired damaged buildings and machinery and conducted decontamination tasks.

However, it is estimated their long-term goal of safely closing down the plant will take at least 30 years.

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