Title: TEPCO accident causes new problem at Fukushima
Source: THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
Date: February 08, 2013
The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has admitted dislodging broken equipment weighing 1.5 tons and sending it falling further into a pool where fragile nuclear fuel rods lie.
[...] on Feb. 7, Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials said work a day earlier to shift an unrelated steel frame nearby caused “vibrations” which dislodged the hoist. It fell, disappearing beneath the water surface.
TEPCO now plans to drop a video camera into the pool to check whether the hoist has smashed fuel rods below. [...]
They insisted there has been no significant change in radioactive concentrations measured in the pool and in the atmosphere since before the latest incident.
Published: February 8th, 2013 at 11:52 am ET
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