Fukushima scientists brace for riskiest nuclear fuel clean up yet
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Mission Impossible? Fukushima scientists brace for riskiest nuclear fuel clean-up yet
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“If you build a wall, of course the water is going to accumulate there. And there is no other way for the water to go but up or sideways and eventually lead to the ocean,” Masashi Goto, a nuclear engineer who has worked at several TEPCO plants, told Reuters. “So now, the question is how long do we have?”
This situation is not made easier by the fact that Japan is a seismically active island. Earthquakes keep striking at random, and even a small tremor could set in motion a catastrophic chain of events.
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