Video: Remote control vehicles clear radioactive debris at Fukushima nuclear plant

Remote control vehicles clear radioactive debris at Fukushima nuclear plant
Remote control vehicles clear radioactive debris at Fukushima nuclear plant

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has deployed robots and remote-controlled heavy machinery to work at the crisis-hit Fukushima nuclear plant in a move to reduce human exposure to radiation as Japan raised the severity of the disaster from 5 to 7.

A month after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake, Tepco released three remote-controlled excavators equipped with cameras to clear radioactive debris around the unit 3 reactor, said a Tepco spokeswoman.

The three excavators were donated by two Japanese construction companies. Tepco has also launched a Honeywell T-Hawk micro air vehicle to study the plant from above.

You can check out some of the action in the video after the jump.

– By: Omar Rana

Source CNET