Blackout at Fukushima Daiichi — Cooling at fuel pools stopped

Published: March 18th, 2013 at 9:36 am ET
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March 18, 2013 report from Kyodo News with summary translation by Fukushima Diary:

Power blackout took place in Fukushima plant. The coolant system of the spent fuel pools in reactor1, 3, 4 are stopped.

Systran Translation

 It has a power failure with the Fukushima 1st nuclear plant. 1, 3 and 4 the spent fuel pool alternative cooling system and the like of the machine stops.

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Published: March 18th, 2013 at 9:36 am ET
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