A massive hollow floating platform is being transported to Fukushima to hold radioactive water from a troubled nuclear power plant.
The steel platform is 136 meters long and 46 meters wide and can store up to 10,000 tons of water.
It was provided to Tokyo Electric Power Company from Shizuoka city, where it was used as a fishing park.
It was made water-tight and rust-resistant during one month of refitting at a Yokohama shipyard. A large crane was mounted and pipes attached.
After final inspection at a nearby port, the platform is scheduled to arrive off the coast at Fukushima Daiichi power plant in one to two weeks.
Sunday, May 15, 2011 13:00 +0900 (JST)