30 Mar '11, 4am

Japan is reportedly considering draping a special fabric over the Fukushima reactor buildings to limit radiation

Japan is reportedly considering draping a special fabric over the Fukushima reactor buildings to limit radiation

This handout picture shows the four reactors of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Japan is reportedly considering draping reactor buildings with a special fabric to reduce radiation. -- PHOTO: AFP OSAKA - JAPAN is considering draping crippled reactor buildings at the Fukushima nuclear plant with a fabric to reduce radiation, and using a tanker to siphon off contaminated water, a report said on Wednesday. The government did not explicitly confirm the report, but Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Japan's leaders and nuclear experts were discussing 'every possibility, including those mentioned in the press'. The government is tabling multiple options in its struggle to control overheating reactors that have leaked radiation into the air and water since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the Asahi Shimbun daily reported. One possibility is to cap reactors on...

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