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Japanese Concede: "Chernobyl Solution" may be needed
by via Reuters
Thursday Mar 17th, 2011 9:40 PM
Japan's nuclear agency spokesman conceded that a "Chernobyl solution" of burying the reactors in sand and concrete was in the back of the authorities' minds.
via Reuters at about 9pm PST
Japanese are trying frantically to avert a catastrophic release of radiation from a crippled nuclear power plant.

Officials said they hoped to fix a power cable to at least two of the six reactors in the hope of restarting water pumps and were preparing to douse them in the afternoon with water from fire trucks.

Japan's nuclear agency spokesman conceded that a "Chernobyl solution" of burying the reactors in sand and concrete was in the back of the authorities' minds. Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110318/ts_nm/us_japan_quake