Japan pledges 47bn yen for Fukushima cleanup

Japan pledges 47bn yen for Fukushima cleanup

Japan pledges 47bn yen for Fukushima cleanup

After vowing to take a more hands on approach to the clean up of Fukushima, the Japanese government has now pledged 47 billion yen (£0.3bn) towards the effort.

The move follows a long series of embarrassing admissions from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) – the operator of the wrecked nuclear plant.

The main concern of the Japanese government will be preventing further leaks of contaminated water used to cool melted fuel rods in the reactor.

Out of the total fund, 32 billion yen (£0.20bn) will be spent creating a wall of frozen earth around the reactor – using pipes filled with coolant – to prevent groundwater coming into contact with the contaminated water used to cool the reactor. The remaining 15 billion yen (£0.10bn) will go on an improved water treatment system to reduce radiation levels in the contaminated water used for cooling.

Read the full article here http://www.energylivenews.com/2013/09/03/japan-pledges-47bn-yen-for-fukushima-cleanup/

Source: Energy Live News

 

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