Close

Kyodo News

March 24, 2017 21:04

  • Subscription
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Korean

more

Category

PAGE BACK

  • Mail
  • Share

Not a subscriber? See options available.

23:03 30 January 2017

TEPCO may have found melted fuel at Fukushima reactor for 1st time

TOKYO, Jan. 30, Kyodo

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex said Monday it captured images of a black substance deposited in the No. 2 reactor container, possibly melted fuel from the unit which suffered a meltdown in the 2011 disaster.

If it proves to be melted fuel, it would be the first time Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. has found it in any of the three units that suffered meltdowns.

The actual condition of the melted fuel has remained unknown as radiation levels inside the reactors have been extremely high even nearly six years after the start of the disaster. Confirming the so-called fuel debris is a key step in moving ahead to remove the fuel and scrap the damaged reactors.

To have fuller access to the Kyodo News website, it is necessary to subscribe. We offer a broad range of subscription options depending on your needs. Learn more.

  • Possible nuclear fuel debris sighted under damaged Fukushima reactor
Category

PAGE BACK

  • Mail
  • Share
Slideshows

Previous

  • 1

Next

United Nations (Fully Accessible)
Japan-China
North Korea
Rugby Japan
Nuclear Issues
Opinion Pieces (Fully Accessible)
Video Advisory
Most Popular
  1. 18 Mar 2017N. Korean ambassador expelled from Malaysia heads home
  2. 22 Mar 2017N. Korea fails in attempted missile launch
  3. 18 Mar 2017Another N. Korean possibly involved in Kim Jong Nam murder
  4. 18 Mar 2017Creditor carmakers eye pursuing court-led restructuring of Takata
  5. 18 Mar 2017Head of S. Korea's SK Group questioned by prosecutors in graft probe

News ReaderClose

Latest News

Category

Select :
All
None
  • Delete
  • Read It Later

Delete

Read It LaterClose
Select :
All
None
  • Delete