Tropical Storm To Slam Fukushima In Hours, Workers Brace For "Overflow"

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Despite being responsible for some deaths and numerous injuries already, the downgrade from SuperTyphoon to Tropical Storm means the mainstream media has lost interest in the impact of Neoguri on Japan. TEPCO hasn't! As NHK World reports, the operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is bracing for damage; pumping out water accumulated in barriers surrounding storage tanks for radioactive water to prevent it from overflowing the barriers. The building of "The Ice Wall" has been delayed as just like last Summer, when heavy rains overflowed protective barriers, spilling radioactive cooling water. Neoguri is expected to hit Fukushima Friday early morning.

 

 

As NHK World reports,

The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is bracing for severe tropical storm Neoguri as it moves toward eastern Japan on Thursday.

 

 

Workers at the complex are pumping out water accumulated in barriers surrounding storage tanks for radioactive water to prevent it from overflowing the barriers.

 

When heavy rain hit the plant last summer the water often overflowed.

 

Workers are also placing weights on large cranes to stop them toppling over. The cranes are used to clear debris surrounding the reactor buildings.

 

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They added that the work may be suspended when a warning is issued, depending on the situation.

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Imagine this hitting Fukushima...

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So much for Abe's promise that it was all safe and sound... at least he has the economy's strength to fall back on - oh wait!