Giant Barge Arrives At Fukushima

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  1. whoosh

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    Let's hope we do not have another tsunami then !
    A giant water-storage barge has arrived at Japan's quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to store highly radioactive waste water from the basement of a reactor building, Kyodo news reported on Saturday.

    The plant was heavily damaged by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11.

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) will use the 136-meter-long, 46-meter-wide Megafloat as a storage site for contaminated waste water leaked from reactor buildings.

    Reactor 1 suffered a near complete core meltdown in the March disaster, allowing 3,000 tons of water to leak into its basement.

    Fuel rods at reactors 2 and 3 may also have largely melted.

    TEPCO engineers have been pouring water into the reactors water to cool them in a bid to gain access to reactor buildings to restore the damaged cooling systems.

    They have now scrapped the plan and are trying to create a cooling system by circulating the water which is already in the reactors.

    Giant barge arrives at Fukushima plant to store radioactive water | World | RIA Novosti

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