Removal of spent fuel at Fukushima Daini plant begins

Removal of spent fuel at Fukushima Daini plant begins

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AsiaBizz.com: The work on the removal of fuel assemblies has started at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant in Japan. The Tokyo Electric Power Company, which is the operator of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima Daichi plant, has commenced the work on fuel removal.

TEPCO said that all the four reactors at Fukushima Daini had shut down automatically after the deadly March 11, 2012 earthquake and tsunami. Since the explosion at the nuclear plant, the company has reportedly been working on the repair work of the reactors.

Fixing the issues at the plant involves removing spent fuel assemblies which contains bundles of fuel rods. The fuel assemblies have to be removed by a crane and have to be placed in a pool of water.