Giant tent erected over Japan nuclear reactor
  • This Section
  • Latest
  • Web Wrap
Last Updated: Friday, August 12, 2011, 13:05
Tokyo: The operator of Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is building a huge tent to cover one of the worst-hit reactors.

Officials hope the cover will keep leaked radioactive materials from spreading, prevent rainwater seepage and offer a barrier from further leaks.

The tent is being erected to provide a temporary replacement for the No 1 reactor's outer housing shell, which was destroyed in an explosion caused by high pressure the day after Japan's deadly earthquake and tsunami on March 11.

A spokesman for the power utility Koji Watanabe said on Friday that construction began this week.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 12, 2011, 13:05

comments powered by Disqus