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POWER UTILITY | Staff Reporter, Japan
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Tepco resumes robotic surveys at Fukushima Daiichi 1

The robot will take digital images and collect radiation data.

World Nuclear News reported that Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) is preparing to insert a Hitachi-developed robot into the primary containment vessel of the damaged unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Last month, a Toshiba-developed robot was used to survey the vessel of unit 2.

The company wants to insert the PMORPH robot into unit 2 on 14-17 March to explore the basement area of the primary containment vessel around the pedestal, on which the reactor pressure vessel sits. The robot will take digital images and collect radiation data. The investigation is part of preparatory work for the eventual removal of fuel debris.

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