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The experts and nuclear regulatory officials said at a meeting in Tokyo that they weren’t convinced the project of frozen wall can resolve the serious problems involving contaminated water at the plant.

The frozen wall is a ¥32 billion state-funded project to surround the plant’s four reactors and turbine buildings with an ice wall to block groundwater from flowing into their basements and mixing with highly radioactive water leaking from the cores.

“I’m not convinced that the freeze wall is the best option,” former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Dale Klein, who heads a supervisory panel tasked with overseeing TEPCO’s nuclear safety efforts said.
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More experts challenge Tepco’s ‘Great Icewall’ for Fukushima No. 1 (Japan Times)


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