Title: TEPCO removes steel beam from pool at contaminated Fukushima plant
Source: Kyodo News
Date: Dec. 20, 2012
Tokyo Electric Power Co. removed a steel beam from a spent nuclear fuel pool on Thursday at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, using a remote-controlled crane, the utility said.
The 7-meter steel beam weighing 470 kilograms dropped into the water-filled pool in the No. 3 reactor building in September when the plant’s operator TEPCO used a similar crane to remove debris from the upper portion of the building.
Another steel beam was found during a later camera survey in addition to a 30-ton fuel exchanger and concrete pieces, which dropped into the pool when a hydrogen explosion occurred at the building after the March 2011 earthquake [...]
Published: December 20th, 2012 at 7:39 am ET
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