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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:26 AM
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Radioactive water leak stops
Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says it has stopped radioactive water leaking from a concrete pit outside the No.2 reactor at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

On Tuesday, the plant operator drilled a hole into a layer of gravel around the pit, and poured a hardening agent called liquid glass, or sodium silicate, to stop the leak of highly radioactive water into the sea.

TEPCO says the flow was confirmed to have stopped on Wednesday morning, and that there has since been no change in the water level in the pit and the nearby turbine building.

Workers are looking for more possible cracks through which the water could leak out.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_28.html
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:30 AM
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1. well, that's one bit of good news!
Any step in the right direction is welcome in this nightmare cluster-fuck.
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Beam Me Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:13 AM
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2. if their lips are moving
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