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Meltdown at Fukushima Reactor 3 Worse Than Thought

via NHK World / August 6, 2014 / The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says the damage to nuclear fuel in one of its reactors may be worse than previously thought. Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3 Tokyo Electric Power Company engineers have been working to size up damage ...

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TEPCO to transfer unused fuel rods to new location

via NHK World / June 19, 2014 / The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant will alter its plan to transfer the fuel rods from the number 4 damaged reactor building. Some fuel rods will be stored at a new location in the plant. Tokyo Electric Power Company says it will apply for appro ...

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53% of Spent Fuel Rods Removed from Reactor 4

via EX-SKF / May 7, 2014 / As of May 7, 2014, 814 fuel assemblies (22 new (unused) assemblies, 792 used fuel assemblies) out of the total 1533 in the Reactor 4 Spent Fuel Pool have been successfully removed. Removal of the fuel assemblies in Reactor 4's SFP started on November 18, 2013. At thi ...

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Fuel removal resumes at Fukushima reactor 4

via NHK World / March 30, 2014 / The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it has resumed the process of removing spent fuel from one of the crippled reactors. On Wednesday, an alarm suddenly activated and stopped a large crane, as workers were preparing to hoist a cask containi ...

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Crane trouble stops fuel removal at Reactor 4

via NHK World / March 26, 2014 / Work has been suspended to remove spent nuclear fuel from a storage pool at a reactor building in the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Tokyo Electric Power Company said an accident occurred at around 9:30 AM on Wednesday when workers started removing f ...

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Japanese researchers use cosmic rays to see nuclear fuel

via Channel News Asia / January 23, 2014 / Japanese researchers said on Thursday they had succeeded in using cosmic rays to find nuclear fuel inside a reactor, a technology that might be helpful in the complicated decommissioning at Fukushima. By observing the way the particles behaved near re ...

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Preventing Fuel Damage in Nuclear Reactors

from allthingsnuclear.org / January 21, 2014 / Lots of people have lots of reasons for preventing damage to nuclear fuel inside the core of nuclear power reactors. But what is done to help meet this goal? The nuclear fuel for boiling water reactors (BWRs) consists of uranium pellets loaded ins ...

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