Japan government to help stop radioactive water leaks

TOKYO • Japan’s government said Wednesday that it will step in and take “firm measures” to combat leaks of radioactive water at the country’s crippled nuclear plant, including possibly funding a multibillion-dollar project to fix the problem. The announcement came a day after the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi plant said some of the water was seeping over or around an underground barrier it created by injecting chemicals into the soil that solidified into a wall. “There is heightened...

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