Melted nuclear fuel speckled in Fukushima reactor

The commentary were announced at the finish of a three-day investigation by the remote-controlled sea vessel, nicknamed the Little Sunfish, which is about the distance of a fritter of bread.

“There is a high probability that the solidified objects are mixtures of melted steel and fuel that fell from the vessel,” a Tokyo Electric Power Company orator said, adding that the company was formulation serve research of the images.

The remotely operated underwater car (ROV)
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The ‘Little Sunfish’ is a remotely operated vehicle

The Fukushima plant was crippled by a large undersea trembler which sent a outrageous tsunami unconditional opposite Japan’s northeast seashore on 11 Mar 2011.

More than 18,000 people were killed in the disaster, and the repairs to the Fukushima plant was the misfortune of its kind given Chernobyl in 1986.

Three of Fukushima’s reactors went into meltdown, and locating the fuel waste caused by that has been a pivotal partial of the Japanese government’s decommissioning routine for the plant.

Pictures taken by the submersible robot. Pic. Tokyo Electric Power Company
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The robot has been acid the Unit 3 reactor. Pic. Tokyo Electric Power Company

The Little Sunfish was co-developed by Toshiba, which has been charged with assisting purify up the energy plant, and the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRIND), a government-funded consortium.

It has been study the repairs caused by the trembler and acid for the blank fuel.

Experts suspected the fuel had melted, breached the core and mostly depressed to the bottom of the primary containment chamber, where it has been submerged by rarely hot water up to 6 metres (20 feet) deep.

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