Update Japan, Daini nuclear plant starts smoking

Posted: March 30, 2011 in Asia
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Where there’s smoke there’s fire, in this case possible nuclear leak?

Smoke briefly detected at Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant

TOKYO, March 30, Kyodo

Smoke was temporarily seen at the No. 1 reactor of the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, but it soon disappeared, its operator said Wednesday.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said smoke was detected at around 5:56 p.m. from a power distribution panel on the first floor of the turbine building at the reactor. The company, known as TEPCO, said it made a call to a local fire department.

The announcement came at a time when efforts are under way to contain the nuclear crisis at the radiation-leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, hit by the devastating March 11 earthquake and ensuing tsunami.

The Fukushima Daini plant is located about 10 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant, and its four reactors have been stable in so-called ”cold shutdown” after suspending operations following the quake

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/03/82065.html

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