Japanese engineers have stopped trying to stabilize the damaged reactor at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1".
The company TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), which owns the reactor, intended to cool it by pumping water into the chamber, where it is located.
However, according to the company, melted, metal fuel rods burned a hole in the chamber, and about 3,000 tons of water contaminated by radiation were the foundation of the building.
A nuclear power plant was severely damaged by the earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11.
Element knocked out the cooling system, which led to overheating fuel rods. Attempt to relieve the pressure in the reactor chamber has led to an explosion.
We need a new plan
The Japanese government and TEPCO reported that the complete reactor shutdown will take nine months and will be completed only in January next year.
According to a Japanese cabinet Goshi Hosono, the cessation of efforts to stabilize the reactor will not affect the target date completion.
TEPCO company promises to publish a new plan to stabilize the reactor by Tuesday.
Earlier, the Japanese government has approved a plan to help TEPCO to pay compensation to the victims of the accident.
Total payments could reach tens of billions of dollars.
This measure will help TEPCO to avoid bankruptcy, and the government of Japan says that is not going to buy the company.