Japan working on projects for leaking Fukushima nuke plant

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second from left, speaks during a joint-meeting by Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters and Nuclear Power Disaster Management Council at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool)
September 3, 2013 4:06:30 PM PDT
Japan is working on a massive, first-of-its-kind project to keep the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant from leaking dangerous radioactive water.

Hundreds of tons of tainted water have poured into the sea since an earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant in 2011.

Japan announced today it will spend $320 million on a massive underground ice wall to stop the leaks. They will also spend another $150 million to upgrade nearby water treatment facilities.

Radiation around the plant is so high right now; it could kill an exposed person in just four hours.


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