Thu. Oct 6th, 2022

New photos from inside the Fukushima nuclear power plant

Fukushima nuclear power plant operator TEPCO has released new images from inside the power plant destroyed in the 2011 tsunami results. Photos were taken as part of a massive disaster recovery project.

The images were taken on January 19, 2018, using a specialized camera lowered into Reactor 2. The equipment was supplied by Toshiba, whichóra also made reactor No. 2. Telescope probe may extend to 16 metersów.

TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) has already used the services of roboticów to take photos to document the szk removal programód. However, even the most robust robots can only withstand 2-3 hours in such conditions. Radiation is too high even for them.

Last February, radiation readings at reactor No. 2 indicated a staggering 530 Siwertów per hour. This is enough of a dose to kill a person even at krótki exposure. A dose as low as 1 Sievert can cause radiation syndrome and lead to death.

Photos show the inside of the safety tank, który is located just below the nuclear reactor pressure vessel, where the reactor core was located. Remnants of melted nuclear fuel can be seen on pillars, walls and ceiling. These remnants cover róAlso the entire floor with a layer of about 40 to 70 centimeters thicków.

The Fukushima nuclear power plant suffered severe damage after a tsunami, która hit Japan in 2011. The tsunami was caused by a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 9 on the Richter scale. The tsunami wave itself was 15 metersów. This is the biggest nuclear disaster since timeóat Chernobyl. As a result of the shocków there was an automatic shutdown of four sposród 54 of all reactorsów nuclear reactors in Japan.

The Fukushima plant suffered core meltdowns at reactors 1, 2 and 3. Contaminated seawater used to cool the reactor has leaked into the environmentów.

Japanese authorities and TEPCO are still struggling with the removal of glassód after the disaster. One of the biggest problemsów, before the któThe project to decommission the szkód, there are millions of tons of irradiated water lurking inside the power plant. The estimated cost of cleaning up contamination and decommissioning the Fukushima plant will be 180 billionóat the dollarów and can last up to 40 years.