Fuel rod containers damaged at another Japan nuke plant — Investigating if from 3/11 quake (VIDEO)

Published: July 10th, 2012 at 11:11 am ET
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Fuel rod container at Onagawa plant found damaged
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Jul. 10, 2012 – Updated 10:57 UTC (19:57 JST)
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Fuel rod container at Onagawa plant found damaged

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Japan’s nuclear safety agency has ordered Tohoku Electric Power Company to check and report on whether the damage was caused by the massive earthquake on March 11th last year.

The utility recently used an underwater camera to inspect the 4.5-meter-high metal containers in a fuel rod storage pool.

It found a 2-centimeter-long, several-millimeter-wide chip on one of the containers. It also found more than 12 places on other containers where pieces were missing.

Such damage has never been reported at a nuclear plant in Japan.

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Published: July 10th, 2012 at 11:11 am ET
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