Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 Fuel Removal To Start Within Year

TEPCO told Yomiuri Shimbun that they expect to begin removing spent fuel at the unit 3 reactor within the 2015 fiscal year. Work to remove the damaged fuel handling crane has been delayed until April due to the complexity of the task.

TEPCO will need to install a cover building vaguely similar to the one installed on unit 4. The building for unit 3 will have to work around existing structural and technical challenges unique to that building.

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