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'Ice Wall' Fails to Freeze Toxic Water Buildup at Japan's Fukushima Power Plant

A costly "ice wall" is failing to keep groundwater from seeping into the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, data from operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. show, preventing it from removing radioactive melted fuel at the site seven years after a meltdown disaster. When the ice wall was announced in 2013, Tepco assured skeptics that it would limit the flow of groundwater into the plant's basements, where it mixes with highly radioactive...

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