Los Alamos National Laboratory, in New Mexico, US, will team up with Toshiba Corporation to use muon tomography to safely peer inside the cores of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors. The initiative could reduce the time required to clean up the disabled complex by at least a decade, and greatly reduce plant personnel exposure to radiation.
Amber Harmon is the US Desk Editor of iSGTW and is based at CERN, near Geneva. This article originally appeared in iSGTW on July 9, 2014. Read the full article: Imaging the Fukushima Daiichi Reactors with Cosmic-ray Muons