Cover removed for the first time off the No. 1 reactor in Fukushima as work progresses

In a post yesterday, news released had to do with the International Olympic Committee and Japan’s 2020 Olympic Committee in discussions to hold the 2020 Olympics hardball and softball games in Fukushima, Japan. Meanwhile, back in Fukushima, for the first time since the events of March 11, 2011 the cover has been removed from reactor No. 1 exposing the extent of the internal damage of the reactor.

Source: Sputnik

Crippled Fukushima Reactor Fully Exposed for the First Time Since 2011 Disaster

November 11, 2016

The last cover was removed from the Fukushima-1 Nuclear Plant reactor No. 1, local media reported on November 10. Now all the temporary protective constructions have been demolished, and the reactor is completely exposed for the first time since 2011’s nuclear catastrophe.

Demolition works conducted by the plant’s operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) have been ongoing for two years. Today a large crane lifted off a 20-ton cover, the last of the 18 panels installed after the event.

According to Japanese national broadcaster NHK, the fuel extraction will only start in four years. TEPCO is currently installing the necessary equipment and assessing the state of the reactor building’s interior in efforts to remove debris from the collapsed roof over the spent nuclear fuel pool.

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