Japan considers burying damaged plant while threat level rises

Explosions in the Fukushima nuclear plant (Picture by daveeza)

By Edoardo Zandona’

The last resort to stem the radiation leakage in Fukushima damaged nuclear plant may be to bury it in sand and concrete, Japanese engineers suggest. This method was similar to the final solution used in Chernobyl to contain the catastrophe, and it is now being considered as the ultimate resource to deal with the nuclear crisis in Japan. This suggestion comes immediately after the threat level for the accident has been raised from 4 to 5 on a 1-7 scale. [Read more...]

Further updates on the Japan disaster

Weather map of the Japanese Tsunami

By Emily Glass

Following this morning’s fears that a nuclear meltdown is imminent after temperatures continued to rise in Fukushima’s second reactor, a government spokesman has released a statement saying another major explosion is unlikely. With the cooling water having evaporated, sea water is being reinjected into the plant to regain safer temperature levels.

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