In Japan, engineers are attempting to contain radioactive contamination from the Fukushima power plant by freezing the ground around it into "ice walls" that will remain frozen for years. At Nova, Jessica Morrison writes about this weird technique, which has been around for over half a century and is more commonly used as part of massive construction projects with large underground components, including Boston's Big Dig.

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  1. Jardine

    At Nova, Jessica Morrison writes about this weird technique

    I read that as "this one weird trick". Use this one weird trick for your massive digging projects.

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