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.
Example drawing of the tank preparation process including an air filtration system and the spraying of dust inhibitor s prior to disassembly
Interior of a drained tank with sprayer installed
Tank with plastic tarp roof
Partially disassembled tank portion
Tank before final sludge draining
Building where tank sections will be cut down
Transport of tank sections for cutting
Band saws for cutting down tank sections
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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