Since the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011, the problem at the Fukushima nuclear reactors has been an albatross for Japan. After over 2 years of doing little to nothing, the Japanese government has finally decided to act.
The Japanese has unveiled a plan to stem radioactive water leaks at Fukushima by…building an ice wall beneath the plant? Seriously? After 2 years and at a cost of US$470 million, that’s the best plan Tokyo can come out with?
Sorry, I may be no engineer but a wall of ice underneath the stricken plant to plug the leaks sounds insane. What happen when summer arrives? Will it melts?
All joking aside, I have to say I am disappointed at this plan of Tokyo. I mean after 2 years of study and planning, surely the world can expect something better than the “Great Ice Wall of Japan”. I know Japan and China are historic rivals, but a rival “Great Wall” is just too much.
At the price of US$470 million, surely all the engineers in the world can come out with something better! You know like…fixing the problem. Instead what we got is the world’s most expensive plug.