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NHK: Alarm goes off after accident at Fukushima Unit 4 fuel pool — Work suspended after crane trouble — “Workers have been monitoring radiation levels” (VIDEO)

Published: March 26th, 2014 at 7:44 pm ET
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NHK, Mar. 26, 2014: Work has been suspended to remove spent nuclear fuel from a storage pool [...] [TEPCO] said an accident occurred at around 9:30 AM on Wednesday when workers started removing fuel units at the No. 4 reactor building [...] a large crane used to hoist a cask containing 22 spent fuel units from the storage pool suddenly halted before lifting the cask. Workers were attaching a hook to the crane’s wire [...] The company says no rise in radiation levels have been observed around the pool. [...]

NHK, Mar. 26, 2014: Trouble stops fuel removal at Fukushima plant [...] due to a problematic crane. [...] The utility explained a large crane used to hoist a cask containing fuel units set off an alarm and stopped. [...] Workers are now trying to find out what caused the problem. [...]

NHK transcript, Mar. 26, 2014: They’ve had some trouble transferring nuclear fuel from a reactor building to a storage pool [...] an alarm went off and the crane stopped moving. The workers have been monitoring radiation levels around the pool.

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Published: March 26th, 2014 at 7:44 pm ET
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