Robot Quits After Recording Footage Inside Fukushima's Crippled Reactor

April 14, 2015 11:08 AM

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A robot probe sent into the crippled reactor at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant stopped working three hours into its 10-hour mission, but not before sending back the first pictures from inside.

The haunting grainy footage released by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) shows the robot moving through debris along a grated platform inside Fukushima’s No. 1 reactor. Steam is clearly shown rising from below where TEPCO believes the melted nuclear fuel rods are located.

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