Toshiba has unveiled a remote-controlled robot called the Fuel Removal System (FRS), which has been specially designed to help with the clean-up of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The Japanese government intends to begin decommissioning reactor 3, considered to be filled with harmful radiation, in 2017. The entire clean-up process is expected to take up to four decades and involves completing tasks that can be too dangerous for human beings. The nuclear power plant went into meltdown after being hit by a devastating tsunami in March 2011. The Japanese government’s clean-up crew has been restricted to clearing surface debris as some parts of the power plant still have toxic levels of radiation.
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