Nuclear robot fell down to have 2 human workers rescue

On 12/12/2012, Fukushima Diary reported about the investigation of reactor2 by using a robot of 12/11/2012. [Link]

Tepco attempted another investigation on 12/12/2012 again, but it fell down and 2 human workers rescued it to have 0.5 mSv/h exposure.

It fell over when it slowly stepped up the stairway and stopped by the wall behind. Toshiba related workers took it to the charging point, where is over 10m away from the stairway.





Français :

Le robot nucléaire s’est cassé la figure et a eu besoin du secours de deux ouvriers

Le 12 décembre 2012, le Fukushima Diary rapportait que l’exploration du réacteur 2 s’était faite la veille en utilisant un robot. [Lien]

Tepco a tenté une autre exploration ce 12 décembre 2012 mais il est tombé et 2 travailleurs humains ont du lui porter secours et prendre 0,5 mSv/h d’exposition.

Il est tombé alors qu’il montait lentement un escalier et s’est arrêté contre le mur en arrière. Des ouvriers de Toshiba l’ont pris pour le ramener au point de recharge (électrique, il est autonome), à plus de 10 m de l’escalier.


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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
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.


December 2012