Posted: 13th May 2022
By YU FUJINAMI/ Staff Writer
May 12, 2022 at 07:00 JST
Pipes are set up around reactor buildings to form an ice wall in October 2016 at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Technical flaws, ballooning costs and unconfirmed effectiveness have plagued the “ace card” in preventing groundwater from accumulating within the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.