Tuesday, March 15, 2011

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Reactor No.4 on Fire Again

From Nikkei Shinbun (7:01AM Japan Time, 3/16/2011) and others:

TEPCO announced that the fire broke out in the Reactor No.4 at 5:45AM. The fire is burning on the 4th floor, northwest side of the building.

TEPCO has notified the local fire department, and the effort to extinguish the fire is on-going.

The radiation level is too dangerously high to enter the building.

It is the same area that was on fire the day before (3/15/2011).

The fire was spotted by a TEPCO employee making an inspection round of the site. (Correction: from KYODO News) A TEPCO employee brought the batteries to the central control room of the Reactor No.4, and noticed the fire on his way out the building.

TEPCO was going to ask the US military to dump water from air on this reactor. (See my

previous post.)


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