Pump fails at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, slowing efforts to cool No. 2 reactor, New York Daily News, March 21st 2011:
Cooling pumps at one of Japan’s crippled nuclear reactors are damaged beyond repair and will need to be replaced, officials learned Monday.
The revelation dashed hopes for a quick resolution to the ongoing nuclear catastrophe at the leaking Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.
An emergency order has been placed for new pumps for Unit 2 at the plant, but it’s unclear how quickly they would arrive, officials said.
Engineers have worked around the clock to restore power to the facility, but damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami means it may take weeks to repair the required systems, officials warn. …
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Published: March 22nd, 2011 at 1:06 am ET
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