Saturday, May 21, 2011

'Mega-float' at Japanese nuclear plant

A HUGE floating structure to hold radioactive water has been berthed at the quay of Japan's disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, says the pontoon-type structure is 136 metres long, 46 metres wide and three metres high and can hold 10-thousand tonnes of water.
90-thousand tonnes of contaminated water has been stored at the facility.
Cooling systems at the Fukushima plant were knocked out when a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake and monster tsunami struck in March.

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