Asahi: New photos show extensive damage at No. 3 fuel pool — 35-ton machine that appears to be on fuel racks is a crane

Published: April 14th, 2012 at 4:09 am ET
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Title: New photos show damaged fuel storage pool at Fukushima plant
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Date: April 14, 2012

Tokyo Electric Power Co. on April 13 released photos showing extensive damage at the spent fuel storage pool of the No. 3 reactor […]

Part of the refueling structure, including a crane that weighs 35 tons and is used to lift and move fuel rods, and a fuel storage rack appeared in the photos […]

The refueling machine is believed to have fallen underwater after a hydrogen explosion in March last year.

[…] the latest photos showed twisted steel frames and other rubble in the water.

[…] Removing the rubble that has piled up around the fuel rods is expected to present a major challenge.

Read the report here

Photos here: [intlink id=”tepco-press-conference-sfp-no-4-heat-exchanger-restarted-new-photos-released-of-debris-inside-sfp-no-3-reactor-no-1-temperature-started-to-rise-noticeably” type=”post”]Tepco Press Conference: New photos released of debris inside SFP No. 3[/intlink]

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Published: April 14th, 2012 at 4:09 am ET
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