Title: Crippled Japanese nuclear plant suffers blackout
Date: March 18, 2013 12:02p ET
[...] The operator of Japan’s tsunami-damaged nuclear plant says a power failure has left three fuel storage pools without fresh cooling water for hours.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. says the blackout Monday night at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant was brief at its command center but continued for hours at three of the seven fuel storage pools and a few other facilities. [...]
[Tepco] plans to restore power to the pool cooling systems as soon as it determines the cause. It says the nuclear fuel stored in the pools will remain safe for at least four days without fresh cooling water.
UPDATE: NHK: Another fuel pool loses cooling system at Fukushima Daiichi -- CBC: May take days to repair
Published: March 18th, 2013 at 12:13 pm ET
- Blackout at Fukushima Daiichi — Cooling at fuel pools stopped March 18, 2013
- Power still not restored at Fukushima Unit 3 fuel pool and Common Fuel Pool — No fresh cooling water for over a day — Tepco: Extremely sorry it took so long to announce blackout March 19, 2013
- Kyodo English: ‘Problem with electric power’ at Fukushima Daiichi — Cooling systems suspended at 3 fuel pools March 18, 2013
- NHK: Another fuel pool loses cooling system at Fukushima Daiichi — CBC: May take days to repair March 18, 2013
- Temperatures rise in Fukushima fuel pools after nearly 20 hours without power — Crews “scrambling” to fix problems — Tepco placing “highest priority” on Unit 4 March 19, 2013