TOKYO - The crippled Fukushima No.1 power plant will be stabilized to a condition known as "cold shutdown" in about six to nine months, Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant said Sunday.

Restoring stable cooling to the reactors and spent fuel pools will take about three months, he said, meaning it needs three months to achieve "steady reduction" in radiation.

Katsumata also revealed he is considering to step down from his post to take the blame.
TEPCO announces plan to end Japan nuke crisis

At first it sounded good - but it's 6 to 9 more months of an already horrid situation, really.