Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the troubled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, unveiled on June 14 the outline of its plan to construct shelters to cover its radiation-leaking nuclear reactor buildings.
The shelters, each measuring approximately 47 meters wide, 42 meters long and 54 meters tall, consist of iron frames and (PVC) vinyl chloride-coated polyester resin walls. The utility is planning to start putting up shelters on June 27 around its No. 1, 3 and 4 reactor buildings that were severely damaged in hydrogen explosions following the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.