1st robot sent into melted Fukushima reactor stalls, but gets video, data for future use

April 13, 2015 4:02 PM

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TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said Monday that the first robot sent inside one of the melted reactors stalled before finishing its work but collected data that indicates a path exists to send robots deeper into the reactor.

That's good news for experts designing a robot for a future mission aimed at locating and investigating the residue of the nuclear fuel that melted in the 2011 disaster.

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