Ice age given green light: Fukushima activates barrier for radioactive water

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Published on 31 Mar 2016, 10:09
An underground ice wall has been activated around Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactors, five years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami wreaked nationwide havoc.

The aim of the barrier is to contain spills of radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean.

According to "Tokyo Electric Power Co.":tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/20... (TEPCO), the plant's operator, a cooling liquid will be passed through underground pipes to freeze the ground and create a wall …
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