Tepco begins second round of fuel rod removals at battered Fukushima nuclear plant

A Tokyo Electric Power Co. worker explains the operation in the No.3 reactor building at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo April 15, 2019. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power has begun removing spent nuclear fuel rods from a second building at the wrecked Fukushima plant, using remote-controlled cranes to lift hundreds of radioactive cylinders from a highly contaminated reactor site. The company, known as Tepco, said on Monday that it had successfully removed the first of more than […]

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