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Liquid glass stops leaks at Fukushima

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Liquid glass stops leaks at Fukushima


In a much longed for breakthrough, engineers at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have stopped highly radioactive water leaking into the sea.

After failing with cement and sawdust they have now managed using a mixture of liquid glass and a hardening agent.

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But consequences of the nuclear crisis continue. Japan’s fisheries on the northeast coast were mostly wiped out by the tsunami and anything that was not is feared contaminated with radiation.

The government is trying to restore consumer confidence by constantly testing produce.

Some countries have banned imports which comes as a blow to a country which exports seafood worth 1.5 billion euros each year.

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