Japan To Fund Ice Wall To Contain Reactor Leaks

By Mari Yamaguchi

This aerial photo taken on Aug. 31, 2013, shows the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. Just weeks after Japanese officials acknowledged that radioactive water has been seeping into the Pacific from the tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant for more than two years, new revelations of leaks of contaminated water from storage tanks have raised further alarm. The government announced the week of Sept. 1, 2013 that it would contribute 47 billion yen ($470 million) to build an underground ìice wallî around the reactor and turbine buildings and develop an advanced water treatment system. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

TOKYO (AP) – The Japanese government announced that it will spend $470 million on a subterranean ice wall and other steps in a desperate bid to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated failures by the plant’s operator.

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