Japan asks Russia for help disposing radioactive water

Japan has asked Russia to send a liquid radioactive waste disposal facility for its troubled Fukushima plant, Russia’s state-controlled nuclear corporation, Rosatom, said on Monday.
Currently workers at the plant are dumping water with low levels of contamination into the ocean to free up space to store highly radioactive water leaking from one of its damaged reactors.
Rosatom spokesman Sergei Novikov said talks were in progress and that the donation of the facility would be a “symbolic” act.
The floating waste-disposal facility, called Landysh (Lily of the Valley), designed for the disposal of waste from decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines, has been in use since 2001.
Its construction, which cost around $35 million, was financed by Japan.
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