Japan uses international expertise to address nuclear plant leakage

Dec. 3, 2013

TOKYO — A government panel’s proposal includes ideas from 780 proposals from around the world.

TOKYO — A government panel in Japan has proposed additional measures to address the contaminated water crisis at Japan's ruined Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, according to an article by ABC News.

The proposal is made up of ideas from 780 proposals from around the world requested by the Industry Ministry, the article noted.

According to Industry Ministry contaminated water panel officials, the plant could run out of storage for contaminated water within two years if no further measures are taken, reported the article.

Since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused three nuclear meltdowns and damaged a fourth reactor building at the plant, contaminated water has been leaking and mixing with groundwater, according to the article. 

The draft proposal includes covering the ground with asphalt to reduce rain inflow, building giant storage tanks and installing undersea filters to reduce radioactivity in contaminated water, among other measures, reported the article.

Read the full article here.

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