May 31, 2013

TEPCO told to freeze soil around reactor buildings to block groundwater

Tokyo Electric Power Co. will implement a "difficult" proposal to use walls of frozen soil to reduce the amount of groundwater flowing into reactor buildings at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

A government committee working on measures to deal with water contaminated with radioactive materials submitted the proposal to industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi on May 30. Read more.

The Asahi Shimbun

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