Fukushima Unit 4; 11 Spent Fuel Assemblies Left To Remove From Pool

u4_1342_assemblies There are now 11 spent fuel assembles left in the damaged unit 4 spent fuel pool. The other remaining assemblies are a group of unused assemblies that had been stored in the pool before the disaster. Those unused assemblies would have eventually been put into the reactor after the maintenance outage was completed.

The remaining 11 spent fuel assemblies include two that are leaking and one that is deformed. TEPCO claims these were damaged before the disaster. Removing the leaking or damaged assemblies will require careful handling and possibly removal into a specialized cask. TEPCO previously submitted paperwork to NRA for their planned handling of the damaged assemblies.


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