Eight workers are scheduled to be the first to enter the reactor 1 building of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant since it was ripped apart by a hydrogen blast the day after the March 11 tsunami, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday.
Expected to enter Thursday, the eight are part of a plan by Tepco to cool the reactor by filling the containment vessel with water.
However, workers must first verify that the water gauge in the pressure vessel and the pressure gauge in the containment vessel are working properly.
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