Saturday, July 4, 2015   

Experts express doubts on ice wall at Japan nuclear plant
(05-02 16:43)

Experts say they're skeptical about a plan to build a costly underground frozen wall at Japan's crippled nuclear plant.
The experts and Japanese nuclear regulatory officials said Friday that they weren't convinced the project can resolve the contaminated water problem at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, which suffered meltdowns following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
The frozen wall is a 32 billion yen government-funded project to surround the plant's four crippled reactors and their turbine buildings with an underground ice wall to block groundwater from flowing into the buildings' basements and mixing with highly radioactive water leaks from the melted cores.
Government officials say a feasibility test has proved successful and they hope to start construction in June, though the project could be delayed because of the experts' concerns. --AP   
Other World breaking news:
Philippine ferry tragedy deaths rise to 50 (2 hrs 50 mins ago)
Sri Lanka seizes Malaysia-bound haul of star tortoises (07-03 22:15)
Blogger sued by Singapore PM tears up while offering apology (07-03 19:58)
Malaysian PM rejects US$700m deposit claims as a smear (07-03 18:03)
(MERS virus) Thais discharge elderly Omani from hospital (07-03 17:51)
Dubious degree stench forces 1,400 Indian teachers to quit (07-03 17:22)
Inquiry shows Malaysian PM Najib’s personal account received US$700m from state fund (07-03 16:23)
Ingenious pocket watch up for auction (07-03 14:28)
(Flight MH17) Malaysia pushes UN to seek ‘criminal accountability’ (07-03 13:01)
26 missing from sunken Philippine ferry (07-03 12:47)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.