Tepco is considering “liquid glass” barriers of sodium silicate in the ground to stop the spread of contaminated water. This “subterranean bypass” created by the world’s longest underground “ice wall” should stop groundwater from reaching the reactors and block irradiated water from entering the ocean.
The solution is comprised of coolant pipes suck as deep as 40 meters (131 feet) underground. It’s intended to turn soil into a square shaped barrier of permafrost.
Let’s see if Freeze Oil can help Tepco and the people of Japan out!
Full article from Bloomberg here.