Pics TEPCO, the operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, has revealed photos of the facility's flooded interior.
The company sent an aqua-bot into the Reactor Containment Container of Fukushima's Unit 3 last week, revealing grainy images such as the one below.
Unit 3 Reactor Containment Container CRD Housing Lower (2) (Inside the Pedestal). Source: TEPCO
Early analysis suggests images like the one below show nuclear fuel – possibly the orange blotches - spread around the debris.
Unit 3 Reactor inside the pedestal: CRD housing lower part 3. Source: TEPCO
Other images TEPCO has placed online show extensive corrosion within the plant, which was intentionally flooded to prevent the further escape of radioactive materials.
TEPCO has also today released a number of announcements about conditions in and around Fukushima. The press conference at which the data was announced appears to be a routine affair to discuss that data, rather than related to the robotic exploration. ®