Removing spent fuel rod has began at Fukushima Daiichi


Tepco moved 6 spent fuel rods into the cask at the #4 reactor pool for the first time today(Nov. 26th 2013). The cask can contain total of 22 rods and will be transported to the other storage pool. 36 men will operate this critical assignment. It will cost them at most 0.30mSv (0.07mSv/h, 4.5 hours). We easily forget that the long decommissioning process is done by actual people who has family and loved one.

More info, please read this New York Times article,
“Removing Fuel Rods Poses New Risks at Crippled Nuclear Plant in Japan”

The footage and photographs are provided by TEPCO.

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