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Japan Finds Costs Are Ballooning for Dismantling Fukushima

Japan's estimate of dismantling the Fukushima nuclear plant is ballooning far beyond the utility's estimate of 2 trillion yen ($19 billion). A government study released Tuesday found decommissioning the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant already has cost 80 billion yen ($770 million) over the last three years. The plant suffered multiple reactor meltdowns due to damage from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The ministry overseeing nuclear power said the decommissioning costs will...

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