Tokyo Electric Power Company has removed the second of six panels that make up the roof covering the reactor building at Unit 1 of the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station.
The work is being carried out as a step towards the building’s dismantling, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum said. The covering was installed in October 2011, seven months after the accident that crippled the facility, to prevent radioactive materials from spreading into the environment.
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