Title: Cover on Fukushima reactor building to be demolished
Author: JIN NISHIKAWA
Date: May 10, 2013
[Tepco] will demolish and replace the makeshift canopy covering a badly damaged reactor building at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in order to remove rubble and radioactive material.
TEPCO, which announced the plan on May 9, said it will take about four years to complete a new cover for the No. 1 reactor building before removing fuel rods from the reactor’s pool.
Although the amount of radioactive substances released from the reactor into the air will increase between the time the current cover is removed and the new one is installed, TEPCO said that it will not likely have a significant impact on the exposure assessment. [...]
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Published: May 10th, 2013 at 10:29 am ET