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for Fukushima Daiichi's Unit 1 No. 1,
meant to limit the release of radioactive material.
Tepco is also attempting the treat the highly radioactive water strewn all over the facility. They are using a U.S.-French-designed water-treatment system. Tepco plans to protect the facility from additional damage by another earthquake and tsumani.
The Center has been recommending a sarcophagus over the facility for months. The site should also be hardened to prevent the escape of contaminated water. Such protective measures should include a cover or covers that completely prevents the release of additional radiation into the environment. (WSJ, 7/17/2011Photo courtesy Tepco/European Pressphoto Agency)