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Japan to stop pumping radioactive water into sea

04-09-2011 12:56 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

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Japan expects to stop pumping radioactive water into the sea from the Fukushima nuclear power plant today, a day after China expressed concern at the action.

TEPCO engineers have been pumping low-level radioactive seawater, used to cool overheated fuel rods, back into the sea for five days, due to a lack of storage capacity.

Engineers say they are still far from being in control of the damaged reactors. Meanwhile, a massive Russian cargo plane has landed in Atlanta in the US state of Georgia to transport one of the world's largest concrete pumps.

It's been retrofitted to pour water on the Fukushima plant. If necessary, the pump could also entomb a damaged nuclear reactor in concrete.

Japan expects to stop pumping radioactive water into the sea from the Fukushima
uclear power plant today, a day after China expressed concern at the action.

 

Japan expects to stop pumping radioactive water into the sea from the Fukushima
nuclear power plant today, a day after China expressed concern at the action.

 

 

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