Fukushima - Primary Containment Vessel Investigation

Following the 2011 earthquake three operating reactors at Fukushima Daiichi power station were damaged, leading to a significant release of radioactive contamination into the environment. Since 2011, thousands of people in Japan have been displaced from their homes as a result of the Fukushima disaster. 

In July 2021 VNS delivered to Japan a remotely operated articulated boom system.  This world-leading technology is undergoing testing before it will be deployed in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility late in 2022 to help with the ongoing restoration of the Fukushima Daiichi site where VNS’s Remote Access technologies will be used to inspect the Unit 2 reactor at the site.  The long-armed boom will reach over 20 meters at full extension to help inspect fuel debris in the primary containment vessel and will provide critical information to support future work.   

Watch the video to find out how this technology is helping the Fukushima clean-up programme