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Fukushima Spent Fuel Removal Has Begun

There is a lot of nervousness out there about operations to remove spent fuel from the damaged reactor complex at Fukushima Daiichi.  There is some background on the general situation and general concerns expressed in this story at Bill Moyers website. 

Some fuel has been removed, and the good news is that the more that gets moved the safer the situation becomes.

We are monitoring reports and radiation levels from multiple sources inside and outside Japan.   Stay tuned, remember to breathe and hold good thoughts for the people doing this critical and dangerous work.

In other news related to Fukushima Daiichi a robot has located holes in Reactor 1 containment vessel.  More on that here.

More on spent fuel removal at Bloomberg.