japanese nuclear plant 311 R.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) reveals what could be a major step in bringing the leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant under control.
The plan is to cover and seal the whole building with an insulation structure using vinyl chloride coated polyester resin sheets.
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TEPCO said the cover will help reduce radioactive emissions.
TEPCO spokesman Junichi Matsumoto said, "We will use materials that
have maximum insulation capacity to cover and seal the whole building,
and we expect this structure to help us reduce the radioactive
substances diffusing from the reactor."
All the work will be carried out by a remote-controlled crane in an effort to reduce health risks to engineers.
The work to piece together the sections of the cover will start on June
27 at reactor number 1, in a move to get the worst nuclear crisis since
Chernobyl under control.