Japan's Tepco is exploring solutions for the expected tsunami risk to the Fukushima plant

Tepco is working to clean up the site of its Fukushima Daiichi plant, which was struck by a huge earthquake and tsunami in 2011, an endeavor planned to last decades to create precautions against another disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is evaluating a government study that illustrates the possibility of another earthquake that overwhelms the ruined Fukushima nuclear power plant, the firm said on Wednesday. 
Japan's Tepco is exploring solutions for the expected tsunami risk to the Fukushima plant

Tepco is working to clean up the site of its Fukushima Daiichi factory, which was struck by a huge earthquake and tsunami in 2011, an endeavor planned to last decades to create defenses against another disaster. The new government estimate indicates that an 11-meter (36-ft) seawall designed by Tepco engineers may be overwhelmed if tsunami waves greater than 20 meters (66 ft) were caused by an earthquake of magnitude 9 or more, NHK broadcaster said.

"Tepco will discuss the new forecasts and assess the effects of the company's current tsunami mitigation initiatives," the spokesperson told Reuters by telephone. The earthquake that hit Japan's east coast in March 2011 had a magnitude of nine, generating a tsunami that led to the breakdown of three reactors at Fukushima, where Tepco continues to fail to prevent the leakage of radioactive materials.

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