Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. on Sunday began installing equipment to be used for removing fuel from the storage pool at a reactor at its disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The equipment, weighing 72 tons, was lifted up to the upper part of the plant’s No. 3 reactor using two large cranes. The pool, located on a floor 36 meters above the ground, holds a total of 566 spent and unused nuclear fuel assemblies. Tepco plans to begin removing the fuel from the storage pool in the middle of fiscal 2018. The installation work was originally slated to start Saturday, but was postponed due to strong winds.
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