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» Fuel removing project entered a second day

TEPCO said on Nov 19th that work to remove fuel from the spent fuel pool at the No. 4 reactor building had entered a second day.

On Nov 18th, workers successfully extracted four unused fuel assemblies from the fuel rack and placed them in a transportation container that will be taken to a different pool at the plant.

Once the transportation container is filled with 22 fuel assemblies, workers will load it onto a trailer and take it to another pool around 100 meters away. It is expected to take about a week to complete the work cycle.

<Media Report>
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Fuel removal work at Fukushima No. 4 spent fuel pool enters 2nd day (Mainichi Newspaper)


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