The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry

Seven years after Fukushima disaster ghost towns remain, Mar 13, 2018 “………On Sunday, residents along the coast gathered outdoors to remember the tragedy as sirens wailed at 2.46pm, the moment the magnitude-9.0 offshore earthquake that set off the tsunami struck on March 11, 2011……..

Cleaning up the still-radioactive Fukushima nuclear plant site remains a daunting challenge that is expected to take 30 to 40 years.

A government-commissioned group of experts concluded last Wednesday that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of contaminated water at Japan’s destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, and said other measures are needed as well.

…….. The groundwater mixes with radioactive water leaking from the damaged reactors.

Contaminated water also results from rainwater that comes in contact with tainted soil and structures at the plant, which suffered meltdowns of three reactors after a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.……..


March 14, 2018 - Posted by | general

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