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David McNeill writes in the Economist about the difficult task of removing the spent fuel from the Fukushima nuclear plant's storage pool.

Among the twisted metal and random debris that litter much of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, the fourth reactor looks in relatively good condition. A new structure covers the damage from a hydrogen explosion that blew its roof off days after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the plant in March 2011. But the building is still unstable, and its spent-fuel storage pool highly dangerous. Read the article


Last modified on Sunday, November 17, 2013

Published in: Dispatches

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