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A research institute has used a full-size mock-up of part of a nuclear reactor to conduct trial decommissioning experiments for use on the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 plant.

The International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID) carried out the experiments Tuesday using a 20-meter wide, 12-meter high model of the No. 2 reactor’s suppression chamber and torus room — areas located below the reactor’s containment vessel.

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