Fukushima Daiichi Tank Dismantling Explained

TEPCO provided more information about how they will go about taking down the many bolt together tanks at the disaster site. The tanks are being replaced with welded tanks in what is becoming a crowded patch of land on the plant grounds.

tank_removal_2015_2  Example drawing of the tank preparation process including an air filtration system and the spraying of dust inhibitor s prior to disassembly


tank_removal_2015_3 Interior of a drained tank with sprayer installed
tank_removal_2015_4 Tank with plastic tarp roof

tank_removal_2015_5  Partially disassembled tank portion


tank_removal_2015_6  Tank before final sludge draining

  tank_removal_2015_7  Drained tank before removal

tank_removal_2015_8 Building where tank sections will be cut down



tank_removal_2015_9 Transport of tank sections for cutting


tank_removal_2015_11  Band saws for cutting down tank sections

tank_removal_2015_12  Inside saw system


HEPA dust system installed on the saw.

TEPCO’s handout says the remaining scrap will be loaded into steel containers and stored on site.

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