Tag Archives: Melted Fuel

Melted nuclear fuel seen inside second Fukushima reactor

January 19, 2018
by Mari Yamaguchi
Originally published by Phys.org

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday that a long telescopic probe successfully captured images of what is most likely melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors, providing limited but crucial information for its cleanup. Continue reading Melted nuclear fuel seen inside second Fukushima reactor

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Possible Melted Fuel Seen for First Time at Fukushima Plant

by Mari Yamaguchi
July 21, 2017
Originally published by the Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — An underwater robot captured images of solidified lava-like rocks Friday inside a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear fuel that melted six years ago. Continue reading Possible Melted Fuel Seen for First Time at Fukushima Plant

Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

by Mari Yamaguchi
July 19, 2017
Originally published by the Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — An underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Wednesday, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, including key structures that were torn and knocked out of place. Continue reading Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel