Title: TEPCO uses endoscope to look inside crippled Fukushima reactor – The Mainichi Daily News
Date: January 19, 2012
[...] The outcome of the 70-minute survey into the No. 2 reactor is expected to be announced later in the day. Confirming the state of the melted fuel is likely to be difficult through the investigation, but the utility may be able to gather more information on the reactor’s conditions. [...]
the industrial endoscope, 8.5 millimeters in diameter, was to have been inserted into the reactor’s primary container through a hole located about 2.5 meters from the floor of the building housing the reactor.
The fuel inside the Nos. 1 to 3 reactors is believed to have melted through the pressure vessels and been accumulating in the outer primary containers [...]
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Published: January 19th, 2012 at 4:01 am ET