Japan Scrambles To Protect Damaged Reactor From Upcoming Typhoon
In preparation for typhoon Ma-on, which is approaching Japan from the south, Japanese workers are hurrying to build a protective cover over a nuclear reactor that had been damaged in March from Japan’s severe hurricane.
Typhoon Ma-on is expected to hit the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant and its anticipated arrival time is Tuesday. Said to be “extremely strong , Ma-On is moving north at about 25 kilometers per hour along with winds of 157 kph.
According to spokesman Satoshi Watanabe, the Tokyo Power Company is building a “rook-like structure to prevent rain from entering holes on the turbine building.” They hope to complete this by late on Monday. —Jackie Sather