Dismantling of Contaminated Water Tanks in Fukushima Daiichi


TEPCO explains how they will go about taking down the many bolt together tanks at the disaster site, to be replaced with welded tanks in what is becoming a crowded patch of land on the plant grounds.

   Example drawing of the tank preparation process including an air filtration system 
and the spraying of dust inhibitor s prior to disassembly
  Interior of a drained tank with sprayer installed
  Tank with plastic tarp roof
  Partially disassembled tank portion
Tank before final sludge draining
Drained tank before removal
 Building where tank sections will be cut down
  Transport of tank sections for cutting
  Band saws for cutting down tank sections
 Inside saw system
 HEPA dust system installed on the saw.
Tepco says the remaining scrap will be loaded into steel containers and will be stored on site.
Source: Tepco
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