Fukushima 1 taking cover

20 September 2011


Fukushima unit 1 cover 15 September (Tepco)
(Image: Tepco)

This photograph from 15 September shows cranes hoisting covering panels into place on the steel frame. Work on the cover, which is 54 metres high, 47 metres wide and 42 metres long, is expected to be finished around mid-October. It will form a seal around the damaged building, preventing any potential emissions of radioactive material while protecting the building from the weather. Similar covers will be designed and constructed for units 2-4.


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by World Nuclear News