Saturday, February 11, 2017

Cleaner Robot Pulled From Fukushima Reactor Due to Immense Radiation

It looks like we have a new way of defeating the machines when they try to take over and KILL US ALL! (bonus points for robot being named "scorpion")

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it was trying to inspect and clean a passage before another robot does a fuller examination to assess damage to the structure and its fuel. The second robot, known as the "scorpion," will also measure radiation and temperatures. Thursday's problem underscores the challenges in decommissioning the wrecked nuclear plant. Inadequate cleaning, high radiation and structural damage could limit subsequent probes, and may require more radiation-resistant cameras and other equipment, TEPCO spokesman Takahiro Kimoto said.