TEPCO: 22 used fuel assemblies moved from No. 4 pool reactor

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Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has moved an additional 22 fuel assemblies from the No. 4 storage pool reactor to a separate cooling pool. The utility said the fuel assemblies are now in a more stable building, about 100 meters away at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

The move was completed, without incident, Saturday, TEPCO officials said.

It’s the first time since the March 2011 catastrophe that spent fuel assemblies have been removed from the No. 4 reactor pool, according to Japan Times. Nov. 22 marked the first step in transferring the unused fuel assemblies.

Prior to moving the 22 fuel assemblies,  the No. 4 pool held 1,533 fuel assemblies.

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