Tepco spots possible nuclear fuel debris at another Fukushima reactor - Kyodo


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  • Friday, 21 Jul 2017

Logo of the Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings (TEPCO) is seen on helmets at TEPCO's South Yokohama Thermal Power Station in Yokohama, Japan July 18, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), the operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, may have found nuclear fuel debris below the damaged No. 3 reactor, one of three that had meltdowns in the 2011 disaster, Kyodo News reported on Friday.

Tepco detected black-coloured material that dangled like icicles that could be nuclear debris near the bottom of the reactor's pressure vessel that contained the fuel rods, the report said, citing unnamed sources.

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