TEPCO resumes cooling of Fukushima fuel pool
Jun. 6, 2012 – Updated 10:52 UTC (19:52 JST)
The pump at the Number 4 reactor building pool stopped working on Monday night after becoming burnt.
Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, used a backup pump, but on Tuesday, it also broke.
TEPCO says the pool’s temperature at 11 AM on Wednesday was 40 degrees Celsius, up six degrees from a day before. As of 5 PM, the temperature had risen to 42 degrees.
TEPCO expects the temperature to fall by about 10 degrees over next 12 to 24 hours.
But experts say they’re worried about the pool’s anti-earthquake resistance despite ongoing reinforcement
Published: June 6th, 2012 at 8:53 am ET
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