Tepco: New 60-ton cover on top of Unit No. 4 fuel pool installed (PHOTOS)

Published: June 15th, 2012 at 3:26 pm ET
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Tepco’s June 15, 2012 Handout: The Protection Platform Installation on Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool at Fukushima Daiichi Power Station

Subscription Only: Fukushima No. 4 spent fuel pool gets steel plate cover: TEPCO
Kyodo News
June 15, 2012

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Friday that it has placed a steel plate cover over the spent fuel pool of the No. 4 unit.

[...] to prevent rubble from falling into the pool [...]

The 60-ton steel plate is 11 meters long and 13.7 meters wide.

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Published: June 15th, 2012 at 3:26 pm ET
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