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U.S. Robot to Tackle Toxic Water Leaks at Fukushima Atomic Plant

Kurion Inc. in California said it’s developing a robotic arm to go where humans can’t and repair water leaks in the Japan nuclear power plant crippled by an earthquake and tsunami almost four years ago.

The technology will be used at the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima plant starting in mid-2016 under a contract with Japan’s IHI Corp., according to the Irvine-based company. That follows work by Kurion to use a robot at the site to search for leaks.