“Drone” to be used to investigate inside Fukushima nuclear plant from this Autumn

Unmanned aircraft known as “Drone” is planned to be used in Fukushima nuclear plant from this Autumn.

Chiba university collaborated with about 10 Japanese makers.

It’s approximately 1m × 1m long, has self positioning system independent from GPS.

It’s expected to fly inside the plant buildings avoiding obstacles.


However electronic parts are known to be severely damaged by high level of radiation.

Fukushima worker, Happy11311 posted on Twitter that the problem is how much it can resist the radioactive circumstances inside the plant buildings.


At this moment, Tepco announced none of the details.






You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.


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Un “drone” va être utilisé pour explorer l’intérieur de la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima à partir de cet automne


Un engin volant sans pilote, connu sous le nom de “drone” va être utilisé dans la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima à partir de cet automne.
L’université de  Chiba l’a produit en  collaboration avec une dizaine de fabricants.
Il fait à peu près  1 × 1m, utilise son propre système de positionnement indépendant de GPS.
Il devra voler à l’intérieur des bâtiments en évitant les obstacles.

Cependant, on sait qu’une radioactivité élevée endommage gravement les circuits électroniques.
Le travailleur de Fukushima Happy11311 a publié sur Twitter que le problème est de déterminer jusqu’à quel point il peut résister aux conditions radioactives à l’intérieur des bâtiments.

Tepco n’a donné aucun détail pour l’instant.


Vous pouvez lire ceci parce que nous avons survécu jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

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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.


July 2014