Live blog: Japan earthquake, March 12, 2011 at 7:15pm in Japan (5:10 pm EST):
More on the danger posed by that second developing problem at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. A Tokyo Electric Power Co spokesman said:
All the functions to keep cooling water levels in No.3 reactor have failed at the Fukushima No.1 plant.
As of 5:30am, water injection stopped and inside pressure is rising slightly.
An emergency report on the plant’s condition has been filed with the government, he added.
Published: March 12th, 2011 at 7:08 pm ET
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