Close

Kyodo News

July 28, 2014 17:17

  • Subscription
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Korean

more

Category

PAGE BACK

  • Mail
  • Share

Not a subscriber? See options available.

21:41 30 May 2014

Construction work for "ice wall" at Fukushima plant to start Mon.

TOKYO, May 30, Kyodo

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Friday it plans to start building a huge underground ice wall around four reactor buildings on Monday as a step to address the toxic water buildup at the plant.

The announcement was made after Tokyo Electric Power Co. and general contractor Kajima Corp. were able to convince nuclear regulators that the unprecedented project will not trigger significant sinking of the ground supporting the buildings.

Under the government-funded project, 1,550 pipes will be inserted deep into the ground to circulate coolant and freeze the nearby soil. The ice wall is expected to prevent groundwater from becoming heavily contaminated by seeping into the buildings.

To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website, it is necessary to subscribe. We offer a broad range of subscription options depending on your needs. Learn more.

Category

PAGE BACK

  • Mail
  • Share
Slideshows

Previous

  • 1
  • 1

Next

Japan-China
North Korea
United Nations (Fully Accessible)
COLUMN: View from Down Under
COLUMN: From the Sideline
Nuclear Crisis
Opinion Pieces (Fully Accessible)
Video Advisory
Industry Brief
Most Popular
  1. 29 May 2014Deutsche Telekom OKs Softbank buyout of T-Mobile: sources
  2. 10 Jun 2014Singapore shipping firm charged over arms shipment to N. Korea
  3. 17 Jun 2014Memorial hall in honor of late Japanese farm expert opens in Bhutan
  4. 11 Jun 2014Abe said prepared to visit N. Korea to resolve abduction issue
  5. 18 Jun 2014Japan, N. Korea to hold abduction talks soon

News ReaderClose

Latest News

Category

Select :
All
None
  • Delete
  • Read It Later

Delete

Read It LaterClose
Select :
All
None
  • Delete