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Gov't eyes use of huge sheet to contain radioactive substances | Kyodo News

The government has asked Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, to study the possibility of containing radioactive substances from four damaged reactors by wrapping their entire containment buildings with a huge amount of sheeting, government sources said Sunday.

The proposal calls for building framed structures around the 45-meter-high containment buildings and then wrapping them with the sheeting, the sources said.

If all of the four buildings were wrapped in this manner, it would cost about 80 billion yen and take up to two months, the sources said.

But atomic energy experts are skeptical about the feasibility of the plan, proposed by a general construction firm, saying the step would have only limited effects in blocking the release of radioactive substances into the environment.



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 06:37:46 PM EST
Gov't eyes use of huge sheet sparkly magic pony to contain radioactive substances | Kyodo News

Fixored.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 at 08:05:28 PM EST
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thats non traditional, local culture demands reptiles not mammals

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 08:19:01 PM EST
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Didn't go well last time...
by LondonAnalytics (Andrew Smith) on Mon Apr 4th, 2011 at 02:19:47 PM EST
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If they were to combine some sort of outer enclosure with a ventilation system that creates a slightly negative atmospheric pressure inside that enclosure and pumps the evacuated air through a water quenching tank they could significantly reduce the release of radioactive particles. But that entails doing three obvious things in combination and they seem unable even  to do one obvious thing to alleviate the radioactive water situation.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Apr 4th, 2011 at 01:23:14 AM EST
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Yeah, or they could have had a water quenching tank as a filter even before the accident, like many nuclear power plants have. But oh no.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Mon Apr 4th, 2011 at 04:41:20 PM EST
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Thank G.E. for that.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Apr 6th, 2011 at 12:48:47 AM EST
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