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Technology to look inside Fukushima reactors faces challenge

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By YURI KAGEYAMA

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This is the cutting edge of the cutting edge,a huge flash light for a huge muon camera. They'll get it working, eventually, and I bet it can have many other applications, besides looking for melted nuclear fuel... An impressive feat from Toshiba.

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http://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201206/muondetectors.cfm

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Did notice 2 out of the three companies are foreign companies

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"enormous challenges lie ahead for the decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi."

http://enenews.com/

http://netc.com/

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But a programming glitch could not be fixed in time for Friday’s demonstration at Toshiba’s research center, near Tokyo, to show any image, even a mock-up, from the muons.

A perfect microcosm of the entire four-year clean-up effort. But, hell, what's another 500 million yen compared to the huge amount that has already been wasted?

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At least they're not rushing it.

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They just might fuel that can be transported away in event of emergency.

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"High exposure to radiation is unhealthy, sometimes fatal."

... For those who have been living on Mars, with their eyes shut, and their fingers in their ears.

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All reporters got to see was the huge equipment, metal with lots of wirings and blinking little lights, in a giant garage-like building, and on its side, not straight up as it would be when put to use at the plant.

IOW, the adults are in the room and clean up is on track!

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So Toshiba is adding fuel to the geothermals or what is it all about?

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jerseyboyMAR. 30, 2015 - 11:05AM JST But a programming glitch could not be fixed in time for Friday’s demonstration at Toshiba’s research center, near Tokyo, to show any image, even a mock-up, from the muons.

A perfect microcosm of the entire four-year clean-up effort. But, hell, what's another 500 million yen compared to the huge amount that has already been wasted?

True, the amount wasted on paying for the EXTRA petro-carbon needed because the other nuclear plants were hysterically shut down is grotesque. Japan would benefit by turning them all back on NOW and using the money saved (~3X the clean-up effort so far) to make the most needed changes first (FLEX system) and also speed the Fukushima clean-up.

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