TEPCO informs government of “emergency situation” at Fukushima Daiichi after radiation levels rise

Published: March 12th, 2011 at 8:52 pm ET
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Reuters at 8:48 pm EST: TEPCO informs government of emergency situation at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after radiation levels rise: Kyodo

Published: March 12th, 2011 at 8:52 pm ET
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1 comment to TEPCO informs government of “emergency situation” at Fukushima Daiichi after radiation levels rise

  • xdrfox

    March 13, 2011 – 10:14AM
    The operator of a quake-hit Japanese nuclear plant says the cooling system of another reactor is not working and there’s a risk of an explosion.

    “All the functions to keep cooling water levels in No 3 reactor have failed at the Fukushima No. 1 plant,” a spokesman of Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) said on Sunday.

    “As of 5.30am (0730 AEDT), water injection stopped and inside pressure is rising slightly,” he said, adding the operator filed an emergency report on the plant’s condition with the government.
    http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-world/another-quakehit-japan-reactor-in-trouble-20110313-1bsh1.html