YOKOHAMA, Japan | Toshiba unveils robot to probe melted Fukushima nuclear fuel

YOKOHAMA, Japan | Toshiba unveils robot to probe melted Fukushima nuclear fuel

YOKOHAMA, Japan —January 28, 2019— Toshiba Corp. has unveiled a remote-controlled robot with tongs that it hopes will be able to probe the inside of one of the three damaged reactors at Japan’s tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant and manipulate chunks of melted fuel.

The device displayed Monday is designed to slide down an extendable 11-meter (36-foot) long pipe and grip highly radioactive melted fuel inside the Unit 2 reactor’s primary containment vessel.

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