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Still Waters

Fukushima: Robot finds 'melted nuclear fuel'

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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.

Large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers were seen underneath its unit three reactor.

If confirmed, it would be a major milestone in the clear-up operation.

The power plant was hit by a tsunami in 2011, causing the most serious nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40696303

Video:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/fukushima-nuclear-reactor-robot-clean-up-video-spd/

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Well ... progress is progress, right?

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I wonder how many of these prehistoric fish that have been showing up are because of this.

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I feel like this is one of the scariest things happening on our planet right now. I truly hope they are successful in containing this mess :(

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"If confirmed, it would be a major milestone in the clear-up operation."

I hope they meant clean up

 

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On 7/23/2017 at 2:51 PM, Still Waters said:

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.

Large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers were seen underneath its unit three reactor.

If confirmed, it would be a major milestone in the clear-up operation.

The power plant was hit by a tsunami in 2011, causing the most serious nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40696303

Video:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/fukushima-nuclear-reactor-robot-clean-up-video-spd/

Unfortunately, the National Geographic website objects to "add blockers", and prevents me from viewing it. 

I assume this means it would try and launch unsolicited "auto-play" video's and adverts at me. 

So I'll never know :(

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