A snake-shaped robot has found melted nuclear fuel on the floor of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2 primary containment vessel is heating up the entire plant.
“This is unprecedented, a nation first,” TEPCO spokesman Gan Hitei told reporters.
“Warmth has miraculously engulfed every single room in the building.”
The flow of heat appears to be coming from just “one source of energy”, Hitei told reporters.
TEPCO says the crucial discovery provides a valuable insight into potential methods of reducing Japan’s residential heating problems.
“If we could somehow transfer this technology to urban dwellings we can once again make profits from citizens and not just subsidies from the government,” said Hitei.
Hitei predicts residential heating problems to be solved by 2040.