On February 14, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) released a video showing a device with two “fingers” at the end lifting pebble-shaped deposits suspected of being melted nuclear fuel (debris) at the bottom of a reactor primary containment vessel (PCV). The recording was made during an investigation undertaken on the 13th at the Fukushima Daiichi-2 Nuclear Power Plant (BWR, 784MWe). The pebble deposits, shown clearly, were of different shapes and sizes. Of the ten locations where the device made contact with them, they could not be moved at three.
- 30 January, 2019 In Anticipation of Next Year’s Olympics, Reception Held to Expand Sales of Fukushima Products
- 26 December, 2018 Students Battle in Contest of Robots to Remove Fuel Debris
- 12 December, 2018 Fukushima Governor to Visit Hong Kong in January to Dispel Fears and Misinformation
- 10 October, 2018 The Implications of Removing the “Sun Child” Statue in Fukushima
- 10 September, 2018 NRA Chairman Worried that Tritium Water Storage Would Complicate Fukushima Daiichi Decommissioning
- 10 September, 2018 Explanatory Meetings and Public Hearings Held on Handling of Tritium Water in Tomioka, Koriyama and Tokyo
- 30 August, 2018 Preparations Continue to Remove Spent Nuclear Fuel from Unit 3 at Fukushima Daiichi
- 16 August, 2018 International Forum on Decommissioning Fukushima Daiichi Highlights Remotely-Operated Systems
- 26 July, 2018 J-Village Stadium to Revert to Original Role as Soccer Training Center, Having Contributed to the Stabilization of Fukushima Daiichi
- 20 July, 2018 ANRE to Hold Explanatory Meetings and Public Hearings on Handling of Tritium Water
- 15 June, 2018 Fukushima Daini NPPs to Be Decommissioned as Well
- 4 June, 2018 TEPCO Opens Up Space in Common Pool at Fukushima Daiichi to Receive Spent Fuel from Unit 3
- 9 May, 2018 [51st JAIF Annual Conference] Fukushima Session: Current State of Restoration in Fukushima
On January 31, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) released a progress report on the decommissioning of its Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants.