In the ruins of the power unit will start the robot.
Toshiba engineers together with specialists from the International research Institute for decommissioning of nuclear facilities has developed a robot that resembles a 13-metre-long metal snake.
The study of the reactor with a robot will start in the next year.
The robot was created in order to help in the study of high-level radioactive block Fukushima Unit 2, the degree of damage of which is still unknown — perhaps there were still traces of the radioactive melts.
Reporters noted that the robot looks like a telescopic tube with a panoramic camera on the end and resembles the selfie stick. The robot will move inside the hermetic shell of the reactor using a radio-controlled drone.
Complete cleanup and demolition of damaged radioactive Fukushima unit Unit 2 is expected to take at least three decades. Previous attempts to examine the damaged Fukushima led to the fact that many robots were destroyed by radiation.
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