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Fukushima nuclear reactor 1 to have its cover removed

Fukushima-coverCover over Reactor No. 1 to be removed at Fukushima plant — Radiation levels expected to rise
Title: TEPCO to take off cover of No. 1 reactor building for fuel removal
Source: Kyodo News
Date: May 9, 2013
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Thursday it plans to temporarily take off a cover placed around the damaged No. 1 reactor building to prepare for the removal of fuel in the spent fuel pool.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. installed the cover in October 2011 to prevent the further release of radioactive substances into the air […]

A TEPCO official said that dismantling the cover — work which will start in the fall — is expected to lead to a “slight rise” in the radiation level but the impact will be “little.” […]
UPDATE: Tepco to demolish makeshift cover at Fukushima Reactor No. 1 — Trying to remove “radioactive material” — Will take 4 years for new one (PHOTO)

May 11, 2013 - Posted by | Fukushima 2013

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