The robots sent so far to investigate the reactive zone at the Fukushima nuclear facility are simply not up to the task. The head of Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) decommissioning admitted that the company needed to be more creative.
|The Fukushima nuclear power plant suffered massive damage back in 2011 after three of six nuclear reactors suffered meltdowns after a hit by a devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake and then associated tsunami waves. As a result of the radiation, more than 100,000 people who lived nearby in Fukushima Prefecture had to move out. This was the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in the Ukraine in April of 1986.|
The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said radiation near the bottom of the tank measured 1,800 millisieverts an hour – high enough to kill an exposed person in four hours. Tepco said water levels inside the tank had not changed, indicating there had not been a leak. But the company said it had yet to discover the cause of the radiation spike.