Tokyo Electric Power the operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, has found possible nuclear fuel debris below the damaged No. 2 reactor, one of three that had meltdowns in the 2011 disaster, public broadcaster NHK reported on Monday. Should the finding be confirmed, it would mark a significant breakthrough in attempts to clean up the nuclear plant, after years of delays, missteps and leaks of radioactive water. Finding the highly radioactive melted uranium rods may pave the way for Tepco to develop methods to remove the melted fuel.
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