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PLAN A:

Officials said they still hoped to fix a power cable to at least two reactors to restart water pumps needed to cool overheating nuclear fuel rods. Workers also sprayed water on the No.3 reactor, one of the most critical of the plant’s six.

but,

Even if engineers restore power at the plant, it was not clear the pumps would work as they may have been damaged in the earthquake or subsequent explosions and there are fears of the electricity shorting and causing another blast.

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PLAN B:

Japanese engineers conceded on Friday that burying a crippled nuclear plant in sand and concrete may be the only way to prevent a catastrophic radiation release, the method used to seal huge leakages from Chernobyl in 1986.

Chenobyl’s  Sarcophucus:

http://www.chernobyl-international.com/chernobyl-sarcophagus.html

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/wl_nm/us_japan_quake

March 18, 2011 - Posted by | nuclear disaster | , , , ,

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