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Fukushima disaster: Robot finds possible melted nuclear fuel

Postby MrFredPFL » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:51 pm

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An underwater robot has captured what is believed to be the first images of melted nuclear fuel deposits inside Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator Tepco says.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said that the images - revealed on Friday - were the first "high likely" sighting of melted fuel since the 2011 disaster.

There is a high possibility that the solidified objects are mixtures of melted metal and fuel that fell from the vessel," a spokesman said.

The deposits were found underneath the core inside the primary containment vessel of Fukushima's unit 3 reactor.

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