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TEPCO begins removing cover from Fukushima reactor building

09142016amalert3Asahi and Tokyo Shimbun wrote that TEPCO began on Tuesday removing the temporary cover from the building for Reactor No. 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. This is part of the work to completely remove the cover that was installed in October 2011 to prevent radioactive material from flowing out of the building. The utility will begin removing debris after completely removing the cover of the building in preparation for moving a total of 392 nuclear fuel rods stored in the spent nuclear fuel pool in the building. According to the decommissioning schedule drawn up by the GOJ and TEPCO, the utility plans to begin removing the nuclear fuel from the pool by the end of fiscal 2020.

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