NHK: Fragile Unit 4 “possibly unsustainable” to more quakes in future — Debris in pool could delay removing fuel rods (VIDEO)
Title: One and half years after Fukushima accident
Source: NHK WORLD English
Date: Sep. 10, 2012
TEPCO has been testing the spent fuel rods in the No.4 reactor pool over the past 2 months. The building structure at the No.4 reactor became fragile after the explosion and possibly unsustainable to more earthquakes in the future.
TEPCO is preparing to remove the rods from the pool in December next year. But the debris scattered in the pool could hamper workers from taking them out.
Watch the report here
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