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Fukushima: the removal of fuel rods begins

the operator of The nuclear ruin in Fukushima, Japan has begun with the removal of nuclear fuel waste. Remote-controlled devices is the radio, get active fuels

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Fukushima: the removal of fuel rods begins

the operator of The nuclear ruin in Fukushima, Japan has begun with the removal of nuclear fuel waste. Remote-controlled devices is the radio, get active fuels contaminated from the nuclear power plant.

a Good eight years after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, is the operator for the first time, with the recovery of fuel from one of the destroyed accident of the reactors has begun rods.

As the group Tepco announced, should be seven unused fuel rods from the spent fuel pool of reactor 3. There is a total of 566 spent and unused fuel rods stored.

worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl

The reactors 1 to 3 were on the 11. March 2011 in the Wake of an earthquake and tsunami destroyed, it will melt came to the Core. Because of the radioactive radiation had to flee around 160,000 residents. There are still around 30,000 people can't go back. It is the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

The Work should have been four years ago, begin. Technical difficulties and debris delayed the use again and again. The experts would be careful in the removal of debris from the procedure, said Tepco spokeswoman Yuka Matsubara to the AFP news Agency. Problems of the dust that was stirred up in the use of the radio active radiation increased prepared accordingly.

salvage until 2021

In February, Tepco had to read with a robot successfully several pebble-sized nuclear fuel remains in reactor 2. In the reactors, robots were often on the go, to search for the molten fuel and to make photos. The recovery is considered to be the most difficult part of the ruins of the removal of the atom. The operator, Tepco expects that the recovery will last until the end of March 2021.

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