Title: Nuclear Watch: Inside Fukushima
Date: Feb. 1 2013
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Once the spent fuel is removed it will be transferred to a fuel pool built above ground.
But the pool is not big enough to store all the spent fuel.
So Tepco plans to build a new facility that relies on helium instead of water as a coolant.
Published: February 4th, 2013 at 3:46 pm ET
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- Photo: Cracks found in spent fuel rods at Japan nuclear plant January 12, 2013
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