TEPCO covers turbine building as storm approaches | Nuclear News | What The Physics? | Scoop.it
The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, has built a makeshift roof over a turbine building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant as typhoon Ma-on approaches.TEPCO started work to cover a hole in the roof of the No. 3 turbine building on Monday morning. The hole was caused by a hydrogen explosion in a neighboring reactor building in March.The work ended 6 hours later when the makeshift metallic roof's three parts, each 5 meters long and 16 meters wide, were installed by a crane.The roof is designed to prevent an increase of radioactive wastewater in the building.TEPCO plans to cover another hole in the building's roof on Tuesday.It is also stacking sandbags to prevent rainwater from entering the facility.
Monday, July 18, 2011 23:24 +0900 (JST)