Debris removal complete in Unit 4 reactor building at Fukushima nuclear power plant

The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) on July 11 said it has completed the removal of debris from the upper part of the Unit 4 reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Debris removal for this portion of Unit 4 began on Nov. 26, 2012. TEPCO, beginning in April 2012, used small heavy machinery set up on the operating floor to complete debris removal.

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