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5 June, 2019

TEPCO Considering New Plan to Remove Spent Fuel from Fukushima Daiichi-2

On May 30, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) released a progress report on the decommissioning work taking place at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants.

At Unit 2, TEPCO still expects to begin removing fuel from the spent fuel pool sometime in FY23 (April 2023 to March 2024). Now, given the reduced radiation levels inside the operating floor of the reactor building found in investigations conducted over the winter, TEPCO is also considering a third approach to the removal, in addition to two approaches that both involve demolishing the upper part of the operating floor. In the new approach, only as little of the floor as possible would be removed, with an assembly base for removal work to be built on the south side of the operating floor, allowing access to the inside of the floor. At a press conference, President Akira Ono of the Fukushima Daiichi Decontamination & Decommissioning Engineering Company explained the new thinking. ...more
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