IAEA to advise Japan on Fukushima clean-up

Oct 14, 2013
A worker checks radiation levels on the window of a bus during a media tour at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in the town of Okuma, Fukushima prefecture on June 12, 2013

Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency met Japanese officials Monday as part of a mission to assess clean-up efforts at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The UN atomic agency began the nine-day mission at the request of the Japanese government, as it did in 2011 following a powerful earthquake and tsunami that sparked reactor meltdowns at Fukushima.

The plant's operator has struggled to contain radioactive contamination, admitting in July that highly toxic water from the site may have leaked out to sea.

"The international community and the agency in particular are very interested in following the recovery activities in Japan," Juan Carlos Lentijo, director of the IAEA's and waste technology division, told Japanese officials at the environment ministry.

Lentijo will lead a 16-member team of experts to tour polluted areas near the stricken Fukushima plant, some 220 kilometres (140 miles) northeast of Tokyo

Lentijo told reporters the team hoped to advise on the clean-up as well as ways of dealing with .

Vice Environment Minister Shinji Inoue told IAEA officials: "We have great expectations that you will provide us with significant advice from international and professional standpoints."

A massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 devastated Japan's northeast coast and sparked reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima plant by knocking out its cooling systems.

The plant has continued to leak, with some radioactive water suspected of flowing into the Pacific Ocean.

Tens of thousands of people who were evacuated from the Fukushima region are still unable to return to their homes, with scientists warning some areas near the plant will have to be abandoned forever because of .

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rocket77777
1 / 5 (1) Oct 18, 2013
I would say:

1) Build underground dam to divert fresh water
2) Build deep underground tunnel that are deep enough so that melt down can be ignored.
3) Build branches of tunnels and make salt nuclear power plants.
4) Use some of higher level nuclear waste as filler for cement maybe radio active water too.
5) Use melted core etc.
6) After cores are moved under ground, use the surface area for low level radiation dump.
7) Dump other non-radioactive incendiary ash from and pile and use as dump. Synergy is that, it is good absolver of nuclear leak.
8) Plant plants while dumping so plants will absolve near surface moisture and create oxygen.
9) Create some underground radio active area accessible to make genetic engineering easier.