Efficacy unclear of problem-hit ice-soil wall at Fukushima plant

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.

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