15 January 2015
US waste management specialist Kurion has been awarded a contract to develop a new robotic system for the second phase of repairs in the primary reactor containment at Fukushima Daiichi. The Fukushima Repair Manipulator, or FRM, is targeted for deployment in mid-2016.
|A robotic arm will repair leaks in the containment (Image: Kurion)|
The FRM follows on from the first phase of efforts to identify and repair leaks in the primary containment using the Fukushima Inspection Manipulator (FIM) robotic system, which used three remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to identify cracks in the primary containment vessel, vent tubes and torus located in the reactor building.
2 Things that worry me
1. No mention of WHICH reactor they are talking about... talking about only 1, makes me feel as if the others are GONE, all along...
2. Mid 2016.... sigh*....