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TEPCO’s ice wall operation not meeting expectations via Enformable Nuclear News

In September 2013, Tokyo Electric announced that it planned to drill freeze wells at three feet intervals to create an ‘ice wall’ nearly a mile long  at the Unit 2 and Unit 3 reactors, where an estimated 11,000 tons of … Continue reading

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Tepco Gets Go-Ahead For ‘Ice Wall’ At Fukushima-Daiichi via NucNet

26 May (NucNet): Japan’s nuclear regulator today approved a plan to install an impervious underground “ice wall” in the grounds of the crippled Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear station to try to slow the build-up of radioactive water, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum … Continue reading

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Experts question ice wall at Japan nuclear plant via The Washington Post

TOKYO — Experts on Friday expressed skepticism about a plan to build a costly underground frozen wall at Japan’s crippled nuclear plant, a development that could delay the start of construction on the project. […] Dale Klein, a former U.S. … Continue reading

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Crippled Fukushima reactor to get ice wall via CBC News

Untested method would block contaminated water from escaping The Japanese government announced Tuesday it is funding a costly, untested subterranean ice wall in a desperate step to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated … Continue reading

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