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TEPCO explains how they will go about taking down the many bolt together tanks at the disaster site, to be replaced with welded tanks in what is becoming a crowded patch of land on the plant grounds.

1  Example drawing of the tank preparation process including an air filtration system

and the spraying of dust inhibitor s prior to disassembly

2

 Interior of a drained tank with sprayer installed

3

 Tank with plastic tarp roof

4

 Partially disassembled tank portion

5

Tank before final sludge draining

6

Drained tank before removal

7

Building where tank sections will be cut down

8

 Transport of tank sections for cutting

9

Band saws for cutting down tank sections

10

Inside saw system

11

HEPA dust system installed on the saw.

Tepco says the remaining scrap will be loaded into steel containers and will be stored on site.

Source: Tepco

http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/handouts/2015/images/handouts_150623_04-j.pdf

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