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Tokyo Electric Power Co. inserted for the first time Tuesday remote-controlled cameras into the containment vessel of reactor 3 at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to gauge the extent of the core meltdown damage.

The cameras, equipped with measuring equipment, will be used to check the temperatures and radiation levels inside the containment vessel ahead of a planned inspection using a robot to pinpoint the location of and situation surrounding the melted fuel. How to remove the melted fuel has been a huge question in the process to decommission the power plant.

On Tuesday, the utility inserted a camera into the vessel with equipment to measure radiation levels and to photograph the area above the surface of the water inside. Tepco will then lower a camera with a thermometer toward the bottom of the container to check the situation in the water.

A few days later, the company will collect water samples from inside the container to check for radioactive substances and chloride concentrations.

In April, Tepco conducted an inspection using a robot inside reactor 1. It also plans to carry out a similar inspection inside reactor 2. The water level is believed higher inside reactor 3 than in the other two reactors
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Everything melts... They cannot send a camera in though they said it would take 10 to 15 years to make one that did not melt. All robots melt. People, get a clue. We all die! Blush
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