The most recent plan to deal with the contaminated water under the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant involves freezing this water and erecting an ice-and-soil wall around it to stop the radioactive water from leaking into the sea.
While the ice wall may very well work, there’s one small problem: the contaminated water refuses to freeze up!
Russia Today reports:
“At the moment Tepco is trying to limit the release of radiation into the sea by pumping out the groundwater before it reaches the plant.”
There are an estimated 11,000 tons of contaminated water in the tunnels under the Fukushima nuclear power plant.