[Video] Robot decontamination by remote control in reactor1

On 5/14/2012, Tepco attempted to decontaminate reactor1 by using a remote controlling robot.

The video and data were published today.


For the first step, Tepco measured radiation level on the first floor of reactor1 by using the robot called PackBot.

[Video] Robot decontamination by remote control in reactor1

The results are like this below.

[Video] Robot decontamination by remote control in reactor1 2

Gamma camera screening.

[Video] Robot decontamination by remote control in reactor1 3

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I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


May 2012