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Japan pictures show melted Fukushima fuel for first time

If confirmed, substance would be first discovery of fuel that melted during accident at Fukushima

Stephen Stapczynski | Bloomberg 

New images show what is likely to be melted nuclear fuel hanging from inside one of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima reactors, a potential milestone in the cleanup of one of the worst atomic disasters in history. Tokyo Electric Power, Japan’s biggest utility, released images showing a hardened black, grey and orange substance that dripped from the bottom of the No 3 reactor pressure vessel at Fukushima, which is likely to contain melted fuel, according to Takahiro Kimoto, an official at the company. The company sent a Toshiba-designed robot, which can swim and resembles a ...

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First Published: Sun, July 23 2017. 01:03 IST