Rat causes equipment breakdown at Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant

Published: July 5th, 2013 at 4:38 pm ET
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Title: TEPCO reports another rat problem, this time at Fukushima No. 2 plant
Source: THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
Date: July 04, 2013

A rat caused a battery charger to break down in an emergency gas turbine generator vehicle at the Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant, the latest rodent-related problem to hit Tokyo Electric Power Co.

The rat is believed to have entered the vehicle through a 3- to 4-centimeter opening for cables and then shorted a switchboard, a TEPCO official said July 3. [...]

The gas turbine generator vehicle was deployed for emergency use at the No. 2 plant after the Great East Japan Earthquake [...]

See also: NYT: Rat Chase Again Bedevils Fukushima Nuclear Plant -- Power lost to spent fuel pool for hours

Published: July 5th, 2013 at 4:38 pm ET
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