Endoscope probe inside marred Japan reactor - KMOV.com

Endoscope probe inside marred Japan reactor

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear power plant is conducting an endoscopic probe to look inside one of its reactors for the first time since the crisis.

The operator said Thursday's probe is to assess damage at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant's No. 2 reactor -- one of three that melted following March's quake and tsunami in the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

An industrial endoscope, inserted into the unit's primary container through a hole, is equipped with a panoramic-view camera and sensors to measure the temperature and obtain other data.

The government says the plant has stabilized but will take decades to fully decommission

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