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Tide barrier

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In this photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), temporary tide barriers are set up at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture.

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Now no more barriers will be required atleast for this century. Anyway good if it provides some comfort to TEPCO officials.

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Are they there to keep the sea water out or the radioactive water in?

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I'm sorry, but that looks like a very poor barrier.

Even though it's long, it looks like something kids have made.

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that oughta do the trick!

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looks highly porous to me, but then perception is WAY MORE IMPORTANT in Japan than reality sadly

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Where are the legos?

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Tide barrier - maybe; tsunami barrier - no way. Having seen the force that the tsunami delivers on to walls and other man-made barriers, they need to be a lot more solid than that.

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Get a couple of single hulled supertankers that are being phased out so cheap, postion "em, sink 'em. Temporary tsunami barrier.

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Sodai gomi day at Fukushima Daiichi.

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About 2 metres high? Well, safety measures finished there

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This is the Japan version of "security theater".

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I guess we can all rest easy as obviously TEPCO are in complete command of the situation. There's no way another tsunami could get over that kind of barrier.

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Made of paper and foam.... "we tried" should be tepco's motto

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Actually you are correct... this is a tide barrier... it does not stop waves.... the tide NEVER gets that high so why did they waste time and money on it if it can not stop a tsunami wave

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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, my stomach huts...great joke

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What a cheap cheap job!

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For the doubters, it's comforting to know that you "engineers" are in the know. Thanks for sharing your professional observations. Hopefully the barrier will be effective, should it be necessary, which we hope is not the case. Ganbatte Japan

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