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'Scorpion' robot fails in Fukushima-reactor search... May have melted!

'Scorpion' robot fails in Fukushima-reactor search... May have melted!

by Cheryl Chumley, WND

A robot sent into a Japanese nuclear reactor plant to help determine the reasons for, and extent of, a meltdown that occurred during a March 2011 tsunami saw its mission come to a sudden halt after debris – or radiation – blocked its progression.

The robot, dubbed a “scorpion” for its ability to lift its camera-equipped tail to provide the best views, is supposedly designed to climb rubble and treacherous grounds.

But debris at the Fukushima plant proved too much for the 24-inch robot to overcome.

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