Japan authority confirms “valuable information” received from robot probe in Fukushima
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 25-Jul-2017

Tokyo, July 25: The nuclear disaster in 2011 hit Japan’s economy along with Fukushima’s nuclear reactor. When Japan started to relying on Nuclear energy at that time the disaster shook the country. Recently, a robot-based survey has been started to enquire the nuclear debris believed to have remained at the bottom of the nuclear vessel. On Tuesday, an official statement came from Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry Minister. Japan government will start deciding on the exact method to extract the nuclear debris around September.

"Valuable information has been obtained from a survey inside the reactor using a submersible robot," Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko told. It was spread in Japanese media that the underwater robot found an image of "highly likely" to be melted fuel, scattered in the crippled reactor.

After 1986 Chernobyl crisis Fukushima disaster was worst in the World. Japan wants to totally scrap the nuclear reactors. But even the decommissioning is not that easy work. For that, a long planning is needed. Hence Japan government wants to finalize the plan in the 1st half of 2018 fiscal year.

"At the current stage, we will proceed with the decommissioning in line with the road map," Seko said. Even on Tuesday, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has released new images of this believed nuclear debris.