April 8 Toshiba Corp submitted a
proposal to Tokyo Electric Power Co and the Ministry of
Economy, Trade and Industry to dismantle the damaged Fukushima
Daiichi nuclear power plant by 2020, the Nikkei business daily
The proposal was drawn up jointly by 3 U.S. firms --
Toshiba's Westinghouse Electric Co, Babcock & Wilcox Co
and Shaw Group Inc -- which worked to clean the damaged
reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear facility in the U.S,
the daily said.
Toshiba and its partners plan to revise the proposal as the
situation unfolds, as conditions inside the reactors are still
unclear, Nikkei reported.
The proposal calls for demolishing damaged buildings at the
facility without causing any secondary fallout, monitoring
radiation levels and removing debris using robots, the daily
Hitachi Ltd , which has teamed up with U.S. firms
General Electric Co. , Bechtel Corp. and others to help
resolve the crisis at the crippled plant, is also expected to
submit a proposal for decommissioning the facility.
(Reporting by Kavyanjali Kaushik in Bangalore; Editing by