[ RadSafe ] New Underwater Robot Camera inside Reactor #3

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 06:59:23 CDT 2017

http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/120554.php is the
link inside Nuclear News post - much improved inside reactor video

Roger Helbig

Scaffolding at No.3 Fukushima reactor missing

by dunrenard
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant says the
metal scaffolding right below the damaged No.3 reactor appears to have
gone missing after the 2011 disaster.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, started a full-scale robotic
probe into the containment vessel on Wednesday.

In the 2011 accident, most of the nuclear fuel in the No.3 reactor is
believed to have melted and fallen to the bottom of the containment
vessel that covers the reactor. The nuclear fuel is thought to lie
within 6-meter-deep water that was injected for cooling.

TEPCO and the Japanese government plan to remove the nuclear fuel
debris as part of decommissioning of the reactor. They are trying to
locate the debris.

They used a new underwater robot equipped with cameras for Wednesday's
probe. It is 30 centimeters long and 13 centimeters wide.


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