TOKYO (Reuters) – An ice wall meant to halt the movement of groundwater at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Power plant operated by Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) could have partially melted, broadcaster NHK reported on Friday.
TEPCO plans to bolster the wall as early as at the beginning of December and is contemplating additional countermeasures, NHK mentioned.
The ice wall was constructed to stop the contamination of groundwater at the wrecked nuclear energy plant, a part of a expensive and troubled effort to safe the location following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
TEPCO didn’t instantly affirm particulars of the report.
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