In March 2015, Professor Bill Lee, Director of the Centre for Nuclear Engineering at Imperial, and PhD student Dimitri Pletser, also from the Centre, visited the clean-up operations. Since the accident, water has been used to cool the damaged cores. The site visit was part of Professor Lee’s and Dr Plester’s research to develop ways of capturing and disposing of radioactive waste collected from the cooling water. Colin Smith caught up with Professor Lee who shared what it was like to be in a disaster zone. He put into context the clean-up operation, which is complex, mammoth and often dangerous for engineers.
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