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Grey smoke from No.3 reactor subsided

The grey smoke seen coming from the troubled No.3 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Monday afternoon has subsided.

The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, evacuated its workers from the plant shortly after 4 PM.

The government's nuclear safety agency said the smoke, which turned black and grey, subsided about 2 hours later.

It also said water levels and pressure inside the reactor have registered no major changes.

...Radiation levels at a spot about 500 meters northwest of the reactor were 2,015 microsieverts per hour, almost unchanged from the figure measured before the smoke was seen.

...Smoke was also seen rising from another troubled reactor Monday evening.

The government's nuclear safety agency says it was informed that white smoke was apparently coming from a crack in the roof of the No.2 reactor structure at 6:20 PM.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Mar 21st, 2011 at 11:13:46 AM EST
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