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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
By Paul Martin

By ENENews
April 18th, 2012

Title: TEPCO says no water leaks found at No.2 reactor
Source: NHK
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 20:56 +0900 (JST)

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says inspections using a robot have yet to find serious damage or water leaks at the facility’s No. 2 reactor. [...]

TEPCO said the robot found no water leaks or traces in manholes on the north and southeast sides of the [suppression] chamber, where leakage had been suspected.

Workers also maneuvered the robot to check about 90 percent of the upper part of the 125-meter doughnut-shaped chamber, and found no serious damage or deformation. [...]

The level of radioactive water accumulated on the plant’s premises keeps increasing. [...]

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