Damaged nuclear fuel rod stuck in Japanese reactor for 17 years — Experts have been unable to remove it, no solution so far

Published: July 28th, 2011 at 3:23 pm ET
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Damaged Nuclear Fuel Rod Stuck At Japanese Plant for 17 Years, Fox Washington DC, July 28, 2011:

A damaged nuclear fuel rod was stuck inside a reactor at Japan’s ageing Hamaoka nuclear plant after an accident 17 years ago and is still there, the plant’s operator said Thursday.

The operator, Chubu Electric Power Co., said experts were unable to remove the spent fuel rod from the plant, located 125 miles (200 kilometers) southwest of Tokyo, Kyodo News reported. [...]

The company sought help from domestic and foreign experts on how to safely extract it, but no solution was found so far. [...]

Published: July 28th, 2011 at 3:23 pm ET
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