Monday, August 31, 2015   

Fukushima struggling to build ice wall to plug leak
(06-17 16:53)

The operator of Japan's battered Fukushima nuclear power plant said it was having trouble with the early stages of an ice wall being built under broken reactors to contain radioactive water.
Tokyo Electric Power has begun digging the trenches for a huge network of pipes under the plant through which it intends to pass refrigerant.
This will freeze the soil and form a physical barrier that is intended to prevent clean groundwater flowing down mountainsides from mixing with contaminated water underneath the leaking reactors.
TEPCO said a smaller, inner ice wall whose pipes it sank earlier to contain the already-contaminated water was proving difficult.
''We have yet to form the ice stopper because we can't make the temperature low enough to freeze water,'' a TEPCO spokesman said.--AFP
   
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