ENVIRONMENT, PROJECT | Staff Reporter, Japan

Fukushima clean-up costs has more than doubled to $180b

The original estimate was $50b.

BBC reported that Japan's government estimates the cost of cleaning up radioactive contamination and compensating victims of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has more than doubled.

The latest estimate from the trade ministry put the expected cost at some 20 trillion yen ($180b, £142b). The original estimate was for $50b, which was increased to $100b three years later.

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