Tepco Shuts Down Cooling System At Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant After Sparks Detected
The cooling system at Fukushima's Daiichi sister plant was closed earlier today after Tepco announced that "sparks were detected". According to TEPCO this is no cause for alarm and the situation will be restored back to normal shortly. According to yet other news, after 4 months of lies, TEPCO has started telling the truth. From Reuters: "The operator of Japan's Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, located near the tsunami-crippled Daiichi plant, on Thursday halted the cooling system at one of its reactors after electrical sparks were detected, Kyodo news agency reported. Tokyo Electric Power , the plant's operator, expects to be able to restore the cooling system at the Daini plant's No.1 reactor before the end of Thursday, Kyodo said." Fair enough. We will be sure to check in later today to validate this latest "fact."
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The Daini plant, about 240 km (150 miles) from Tokyo, is located several miles along the Pacific coast from the Daiichi plant, damaged severely by the powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11.
The Daini plant suffered less damage from the disasters and is currently in cold shutdown.