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Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel mobile.nytimes.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 weeks ago in Science & Technology

After three days of carefully navigating through a shattered reactor building, the Manbo finally reached the heavily damaged Unit 3 reactor. There, the robot beamed back video of a gaping hole at the bottom of the reactor and, on the floor beneath it, clumps of what looked like solidified lava: the first images ever taken of the plant’s melted uranium fuel.