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Robot probes radioactive fuel at Fukushima plant

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By Behrouz Mehri

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This is an important part of decommissioning these plants. Whether you want to encase (entomb) the reactors or remove the fuel it is important to know where the fuel is.

I wish the engineers performing this work luck. Most were likely not at fault for or involved in the meltdown and just trying to clean up the mess.

What do you all recommend? They just abandon the plant in place? Can't be done that way.

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I wish the engineers performing this work luck. Most were likely not at fault for or involved in the meltdown and just trying to clean up the mess.

I hope more people take in what you say. The clean up is an important and difficult job. Those involved should have more support and more recognition of their skills.

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can anyone explain the point of making these robots , except of public money wasting ?

Um, how about because humans would die.

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Yes it's a great technical problem because you both have to control the robot and not have it melt or have its circuits fry.

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Friends ask me (here in Tokyo) if Fukushima NPPs are under control. I cannot honestly reply that they are...eight long years later.

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The status of the melted fuel?

its not like a bomb, spreading out?

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8 years later and just an “Attempt” of one of 3, of which are impossible for humans to access.

How much tax money went to this private company?

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There is also the possibility of future business selling nuclear disaster technology. That possibility must surely to some degree encourage those throwing large amounts of money into developing these things. On balance, there will probably be more accidents as NPP facility numbers increase worldwide.

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pretty given that its still radioactive... can anyone explain the point of making these robots , except of public money wasting ?

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