Decommissioning of Nuclear Reactors at Fukushima a Pipe Dream?
TEPCO sent a remote-controlled cleaning robot inside the crippled reactor no. 2 at Fukushima nuclear plant, but was forced to withdraw it on Thursday before it could complete its mission because of camera damage most likely caused by high radiation levels of about 650 Sieverts per hour, according to the operator.
TEPCO managers insist that despite the dangerously high figures, radiation is contained inside the reactor unit and is not leaking out.
The operator has not yet established the exact location, condition and quantity of melted fuel and the nature of structural damage in the three stricken reactors.
Three reactors were critically damaged and suffered meltdown in March 2011, after a mega [KSFA] earthquake and tsunami hit the area.
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