Elios 2 Inspection Drone Deployed at Chernobyl

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Elios 2 Inspection Drone Deployed at Chernobyl
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Flyability’s Elios 2 inspection drone has been used to conduct a mission at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in order to determine whether nuclear waste was present in one of the plant’s decommissioned reactors. At the time of the disaster, the fifth block of the Chernobyl Plant was under construction, and no record was made of whether the holding pools in Reactor Five had ever received the depleted uranium fuel bars for which they had been made.

Thirty-three years later, Chernobyl’s decommissioning team needed to know whether any nuclear fuel bars were present, and whether the...

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