Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant
By Editor - Sun Apr 14, 11:59 pm
The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011. The delicate operation represents the first time the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) has pulled out fuel from inside a highly contaminated building containing the melted-down reactor, and comes four years behind schedule. Due to high radiation levels, technicians used remote-controlled equipment to haul fuel from a “storage pool” inside the building.
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