Photo: Cracks found in spent fuel rods at Japan nuclear plant

Published: January 12th, 2013 at 12:46 am ET
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Title: Cracks found in spent fuel rods at Hamaoka nuclear power plant
Source: Enformable
Date: Jan. 11, 2013

An investigation by Chubu [Electric Power] into the status of spent fuel stored in the spent fuel pool from the Unit 1 reactor of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant [in Shizuoka Prefecture, ~100 km SW of Tokyo] found cracks and other deformations among the fuel rods.  The Unit 1 reactor is currently undergoing decommissioning work and the spent fuel was transferred to the Unit 5 spent fuel pool, and some of the damage is thought to have occurred during the transfer from one spent fuel pool to another. [...]

Source: AT-S

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