Can Toshiba Hitachi save the national nuclear leak

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Can Toshiba and Hitachi save the national nuclear leakage crisis? The uproar over Japan's nuclear crisis is still escalating. In the face of the escalating nuclear crisis, Japan's two major industrial giants, Toshiba and Hitachi, the reactor manufacturers of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, recently submitted to the Japanese government a preliminary plan to shut down the reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant where the nuclear leak occurred. This means that the fate of a country may rest on two enterprises unprecedented. However, the fierce competition between the two companies in the electronics industry has never stopped, and Hitachi is expected to be assisted by General Electric this time

TEPCO is facing difficulties

in the face of the escalating nuclear crisis, Toshiba and Hitachi, two Japanese industrial giants and reactor manufacturers of Fukushima nuclear power plant, recently submitted to the Japanese government a preliminary plan to shut down the reactor of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which had a nuclear leak

as the cooling of nuclear reactors takes a long time, both companies have set up a time span of decades for their own solutions. This means that the fate of a country may rest on two enterprises unprecedented

According to Japanese media reports, Toshiba and Hitachi Group, with the cooperation and support of the United States, each drafted an independent treatment plan to re control and completely shut down the nuclear reactor after the staff successfully cooled it. Although this is only a preliminary draft, it does not mean that official permission has been obtained, but from the outside world, it means that the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company are facing a long-term and expensive difficult process

Hitachi achieved zero import from April to the end of 2020. On the 13th, it said that it had taken the initiative to submit a treatment plan to reduce the harm of the nuclear crisis in the near future. In the drafting process, Hitachi enlisted the help of its partners in the nuclear business, general electric company, and two other American companies, exlon power and Packard. Although there is no definite indication of the need for wood pulp prices, especially coniferous pulp prices, there is room for upward growth: how long will it take to basically cover all imported wood pulp types before various treatment methods can be implemented, Hitachi spokesman Sato admitted that the final completion of the entire closure process may take 30 years

unlike Hitachi's initiative petition, Toshiba's involvement in the closure was decided after receiving a consultation request from Tokyo Electric Power Company on how to safely dismantle and transfer nuclear fuel that may have been damaged with accurate readings. Toshiba's proposal was therefore submitted four days earlier than Hitachi's version. With the help of American companies Bawei group and Sauer group, Toshiba's plan will set the time required to shut down the reactor at least 10 years

the old enemy who has worked steadily for many years may join hands with

as the old commercial enemy for many years, the fierce competition between Toshiba and Hitachi extends from the electronics industry to the sales of nuclear reactors. Historically, the two companies have been involved in the handling of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Six nuclear reactors from the 1970s were produced by Toshiba and general electric, and Hitachi also provided another one

although the old grudge is difficult, at a time when the whole country is facing crisis, both companies deny that they have selfish ideas of fighting alone and fighting their own battles. A professional team composed of engineers from the two companies has been stationed inside and outside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to assist TEPCO in cooling the nuclear reactor to prevent further leakage of radioactive substances

in its plan, Hitachi explained in detail the shutdown and removal steps to be taken after the cooling of several reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant that were severely damaged in the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan on March 11. These steps include taking out fuel rods from the reactor and spent fuel pool, cleaning all equipment and facilities that are highly radioactive, properly disposing of nuclear waste, and finally completely dismantling the nuclear reactor and related buildings

Sato said that the action roadmap submitted is only the beginning. Given that the status of the nuclear reactor is still changing, the company will adjust and revise it at any time. He also added that at present, although it is urgent to cool the reactor as soon as possible and restore it to a stable state, it is more important to start considering which methods and means are necessary in the long run

as the first person in this crisis, TEPCO said that it had not finally decided whether to adopt the plan of one company or require the two companies to cooperate. At the press conference on the 13th, President Masao Qingshui admitted that it had not yet reached the stage of discussing the plan before many key questions such as the melting degree of nuclear fuel rods were answered and the situation was relatively stable

experienced foreign aid team

the impact of Japan's nuclear crisis has now far exceeded its domestic scope and has become a major problem that the world needs to face together. Therefore, in the process of formulating the plan, Hitachi and Toshiba received advice and support on scrapped reactors from overseas partners with rich experience in crisis management

according to informed sources, General Electric Company may lend a helping hand to Hitachi and provide consulting and advisory services in the long process of waiting for the complete cooling of the remaining nuclear fuel. A Ge spokesman has confirmed that Hitachi will receive support from the Ge Hitachi nuclear alliance. Ge will also assist other participants in crisis management

as an enterprise that once handled the accident of Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania in 1979, Bechtel has valuable experience in successfully transferring nuclear fuel from nuclear reactors. Recently, it undertook the clean-up of the nuclear facilities in Hanford, Washington, where the U.S. government has stored nuclear waste for many years

Sauer group also has a brilliant experience of deeply participating in the cleanup of the Yankee nuclear power plant accident in Maine. In that accident, the nuclear power plant was forced to shut down because of radioactive water leakage from the pipeline. Since then, Sauer group has often been entrusted by government organizations to deal with post disaster assistance, including the repair of levees damaged by hurricanes in Louisiana

Jeff Merrifield, senior vice president of the group and former member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said that the Sauer group would not only provide long-term strategic solutions to its partner Toshiba, but also help solve various urgent problems at present. It is reported that Sauer group has begun to raise relevant equipment in order to draw a map reflecting the radiation situation of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and its surrounding areas. Engineers can avoid entering high-risk areas or take special protective measures in advance

Merrifield specifically pointed out that at present, the proportion of nuclear power plants in the equipment used by public utilities in Japan remains unchanged. The United States has shut down at least 24 nuclear reactors, and the rest are either put into the so-called emergency reserve state or simply dismantled

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