Powerful typhoon bears down on crippled nuke plant in Japan

Staff race to save Fukushima plant from powerful typhoon
2011-09-21 16:03

TOKYO, September 21, 2011 (AFP) – Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Japan’s Pacific coast were racing against time to ready the crippled plant against a powerful typhoon heading straight for it, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Loose cables and hoses were being tied down and efforts made to ensure radiation was not whipped up by winds that have been recorded at more than 200 kilometres (125 miles) an hour.

Teams were putting sheeting over holes in the reactor buildings to try to prevent torrential rain from getting inside the stricken reactors.

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