Umm…Why are they just now finding a 35-ton device in the spent fuel pool at the Fukushima reactor?

A 35-ton piece of machinery has been found at the bottom of the spent nuclear fuel pool in the No. 3 reactor at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co TEPCO said Friday.

TEPCO officials told a news conference that the device, which is used to exchange fuel, probably toppled over after the hydrogen explosion on March 12 last year, the day after the tsunami struck the plant, Fuji TV reported.

TEPCO said the device was spotted seven meters below the water a remote-controlled camera which it has been using to monitor the state of the reactor.

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