April 12, 2011 / 7:36 PM / in 7 years

UPDATE 1-Hitachi submits plan to decommission Fukushima reactors -Nikkei

April 13 (Reuters) - 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 said.

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 said.

Last week, Toshiba Corp also submitted a plan to decommission the reactors. (Reporting by Abhiram Nandakumar in Bangalore; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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