19 Janvier 2018
January 19, 2018
TEPCO finds 'fuel debris' in No. 2 reactor
The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it has found what looks like fuel debris in the plant's No. 2 reactor.
The nuclear accident occurred in March, 2011.
Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, on Friday looked inside the containment vessel of the No. 2 reactor.
TEPCO confirmed, for the first time, the existence of chunks that are believed to be a mixture of melted nuclear fuel and parts of bindings.
The company plans to determine how to remove the debris based on the results of the investigation.