TEPCO invites U.S. nuclear expert to address Fukushima nuclear issue
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it will invite U.S. nuclear expert Lake Barrett to provide advice on how to deal with radiation-contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Barrett, who helped control the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident as an official of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will attend Friday's meeting at TEPCO's head office on the matter.
He will participate in meetings of the Contaminated Water and Tank Countermeasures Headquarters that TEPCO set up in August to enhance measures against radiation-contaminated water accumulated at the Fukushima plant since the March 2011 accident.
After working at the NRC, Barrett served as a senior official at the Department of Energy. He retired from the department in 2002.
September 11, 2013(Mainichi Japan)