Title: Temperature inside No.2 reactor rises again
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012 21:59 +0900 (JST)
Tokyo Electric Power Company says the temperature inside the No.2 reactor at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has risen again.
[...] to around 71 degrees Celsius from Friday night to Saturday morning. [...]
TEPCO says it will continue to monitor the situation closely as it believes the reactor is in a state of cold shutdown. But the utility says it will consider pouring more water in if the temperature rises further.
Watch the report here
NHK is a little behind Nikkei and other news outlets onpublishing the latest readings (Reactor No. 2 temperature shoots to 75°C -- Tepco increasing water injections again -- 5°C from warning level). Current NHK English homepage:
Published: February 11th, 2012 at 2:50 pm ET
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