As 400 tons of contaminated water flows from the Fukushima No.1 reactors into the Pacific Ocean daily, several engineers and researchers from Hitachi GE, Kyushu Institute of Technology and Tokyo University are teaming up to find the source of contaminated water leaks in the containment vessel. With a budget of $3 million, they are sending in a remote-controlled robotic boat equipped with a camera to survey the interiors. The area is so contaminated that engineers are permitted to remain there for only 15 minutes. The robot shows radiation readings of 2000 mSv/hr, or enough radiation to kill a person in 2 hours.
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