TEPCO Begins Use of Robots to Assist Clearing 3500 Cubic Meters of Building Rubble from Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3 and 4

Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3 Spent Fuel Pool Rubble

TEPCO 10, began working at the top of the building rubble removal in Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant No. 3. Unit 3, because of the explosion damaged the outer wall and the ceiling of the building, which add up debris.

Removal will continue until at least late  summer 2012,allowing TEPCO to access the damaged fuel inside the Reactor easier.

Removal of Debris from Reactor 3 at Fukushima Daiichi

In an effort to save exposure from the highly radioactive rubble, around the reactor building a “U” shaped platform (30 meters high and 8 meters wide, 150 m total length) will be placed, and heavy equipment put on it.

The total amount of debris that sees approximately 3500 cubic meters.

Debris removed to measure the surface dose, and storing sorted by the size of the dose.

Removal of Debris from Reactor 4 at Fukushima Daiichi

From around mid-September at No. 4 and advance the removal of the rubble of the building.

The relatively low doses of the work area space, a large heavy demolition work on the person riding.


Work on Unit 3 commenced on September 10th, 2011 until sometime mid-2012
Work on Unit 4 will start in September, and continue until mid-2012
Source: www.asahi.com, via Nuclear News | What The Physics?
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