Subscription Only: Water in Fukushima No. 4 spent fuel pool warms after pump troubles
June 6, 2012
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Wednesday that the temperature of water inside the No. 4 unit’s spent fuel pool rose to 42 C as of 5 p.m. following problems with the water circulation system pumps.
One of two pumps which stopped was later reactivated, and the water temperature is expected to start falling [...]
There are two pumps to cool water [...] But the main pump stopped working on Tuesday, and the backup pump stopped on Wednesday.
Published: June 6th, 2012 at 5:43 pm ET
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