First Camera Inspection Inside Reactor Containment In Two Weeks
TEPCO is estimating they will begin the process in about two weeks to bore a small hole and insert an endocope type camera into the containment vessel of unit 2. The work will be on the North-West side. The work would likely be done inside the reactor building ground level hallways so it would not be visible on either live cameras watching the plant. This would be the most direct route to inject the camera into the containment vessel walls. The camera is 10 meters long with an 8 millimeter device on the end. The camera was ordered from Swedish company ISEC.
The attempt at unit 2 due to it being in the best condition is the test run for possible attempts to do the same at units 1 and 3. What is found with the camera could help direct future efforts to plug up the leaking reactors and determine how they will extract the melted fuel.
We do not know if TEPCO will release the video or images of the effort, or if the public will be given an uncensored report of what is found.
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