Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are stepping up precautions in advance of the approaching typhoon.
Efforts to install steel plates at the plant’s water intake area have been halted for fear of storm surges. Strong winds and heavy rain have forced the suspension of work to cover the No. 1 reactor building.
Outdoor piping and pumps for injecting water into the reactors have been secured with ropes to keep them from being knocked over by strong winds.Rainfall of up to 250 millimeters is expected in the area through Thursday noon, but TEPCO says radioactive wastewater is unlikely to overflow from the reactor turbine buildings.
TEPCO says it is closely monitoring the wastewater levels around the clock
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