Tepco: “Grit found in spaces between the rods” from Fukushima No. 4 fuel pool — Only a ‘visual examination’ after over a month
(Subscription Only) Title: Unused nuclear fuel from Fukushima No. 4 reactor pool intact
Source: THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
Date: August 29, 2012
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it found no significant abnormalities in a bundle of unused nuclear fuel rods removed from the storage pool of the No. 4 reactor
TEPCO carried out a visual examination of one of them on Aug. 28.
TEPCO said grit found in spaces between the rods was likely from concrete walls in the No. 4 reactor building that blew apart in the hydrogen explosion.
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