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Japan's government is deciding if highly radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant can be temporarily kept in a steel mega float or in US military vessels.

Highly radioactive materials have been detected in water at the crippled nuclear plant in northeast Japan.

Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company plans to use water tanks to store the radioactive water, but the capacity of these tanks is limited.

Shizuoka City has offered TEPCO a hollow floating platform made of steel to store the water. The mega float is 136 meters long and 46 meters wide, and is currently used as a deep-sea fishing park.


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Apr 1st, 2011 at 08:10:13 PM EST
It may well be that the US Navy only has a few of the water barges like the one shown and others are not in that theater of operations. Does anyone know what the channel depth is for vessels entering and leaving the plant's "harbor"? From Google Earth it appears that there might be a channel into the harbor from deep water but I have no way to judge the depth.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Apr 2nd, 2011 at 12:12:28 AM EST
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"steel mega float"? If that's not manga, I dont know what is.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 at 09:45:47 AM EST
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The Tokyo Hyper rescue squad that the fire department has deployed?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 at 01:31:20 PM EST
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Tokyo Hyper Rescue Scad outfitted with their Steel Mecha Floats save the day!

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 at 06:17:09 PM EST
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