April 13 Hitachi Ltd submitted a
proposal for the long-term decommissioning of the crippled
reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the
Nikkei business daily reported.
The plan, which was drawn up by Hitachi and companies like
General Electric , was submitted to the Tokyo Electric
Power Co , which operates the Fukushima plant, the paper
Hitachi's plan has five stages, with no indication of how
long each stage might last, the business daily reported.
The company estimates that it would take about 30 years to
fully dismantle the reactor cores and buildings, the Nikkei
Last week, Toshiba Corp also submitted a plan to
decommission the reactors.
(Reporting by Abhiram Nandakumar in Bangalore; Editing by Maju