Underwater robot finds melted fuel inside a second Fukushima reactor seven years after Japan’s worst nuclear disaster. More melted fuel has been found at the bottom of the Fukushima power planet, seven years after Japan’s worst nuclear disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant, says a long telescopic probe has successfully captured images of the fuel inside the plant’s Unit 2 primary containment vessel. The images showed that at least part of the fuel breached the core, falling to the vessel’s floor. TEPCO says that that the status inside the primary containment vessel is still stable, and that there are no changes in radiation levels at the site boundaries of Fukushima Daiichi’s Nuclear Power Plant. Determining the location of the melted fuel is crucial in planning for its removal, the hardest process in the plant’s decades-long decommissioning.
Daily Mail 19th Jan 2018 read more »
Daily Mail 20th Jan 2018 read more »
An internal investigation of the primary containment vessel (PCV) of unit 2 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan was completed as scheduled today, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has announced. The survey – using a suspended pan-tilt camera attached to a telescopic guiding pipe – identified deposits and fuel assembly components at the bottom of the pedestal area.
World Nuclear News 19th Jan 2018 read more »