Wall St. Journal: First investigation of Unit No. 4 finds “slight buckling in an outside wall” — Tepco claims it’s far from pool and no danger

Published: May 25th, 2012 at 3:26 pm ET
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Follow-up to: Tepco: Unit No. 4 wall bulging -- Local deformation confirmed

Subscription Only: Japan Nuclear Operator Conducts Check on Risky Unit
Wall Street Journal
By PHRED DVORAK
May 25, 2012

[Tepco] said it took extra steps this week to check the soundness of one of its riskiest reactor buildings

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The investigation—the first of its kind to take place at Fukushima Daiichi since three reactors spun out of control 14 months ago

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The utility did find slight buckling in an outside wall likely caused by an explosion, [Tepco spokesman Junichi Matsumoto said at a news conference] said, but added that it was so small and the wall so far from the pool that it didn’t pose a danger.

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Published: May 25th, 2012 at 3:26 pm ET
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