Sept. 19, 2013
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second from right, wearing a protective suit and mask, is briefed about tanks containing radioactive water by Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant chief Akira Ono, second from left, as they stand near a tank that is being dismantled after it leaked contaminated water. During Abe’s tour of the Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s tsunami-crippled plant in Fukushima prefecture, Japan, he was shown tanks, water-treatment equipment and a chemical dam being installed along the coast — steps meant to contain the water leakage. Abe has ordered the scrapping of two nuclear reactors that survived the 2011 tsunami, a write-off that threatens to complicate a turnaround plan the operator has presented to creditors.
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