Amazing New Images Inside Unit 2 Containment

TEPCO finally released the video of the pedestal inspection of unit 2. This showed more than the initial images given to the press. As they moved the camera scope closer to the pedestal down the control rod rail the condition became more black and charred. It also appeared as if the rail no longer connected to the pedestal and may be moved to one side. As they approached the opening in the pedestal for the rail they had to view sideways to locate the opening.

These images inside unit 2 show a contrast to those from unit 1 where much of the containment structure had a charred appearance. The new imagery out of unit 2 shows a charred appearance near the pedestal and possible damage to the control rod rail.

We have put a number of enhanced images from the video in our Flickr gallery.
The entire video can be viewed on our Youtube channel

Along the control rod rail approaching the pedestal

View sideways at the opening in the pedestal.

Charred structures near the pedestal

Control rod drive rail

TEPCO page with handouts


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