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Radioactive water found in and outside reactor buildings is delaying work to restore the cooling functions of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Lighting was switched on again in the control room of the No.4 reactor on Tuesday. Workers also connected an external power source to the display panel of the first reactor's control room, allowing it to show the status of some equipment.

The plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, believes it is highly likely that the water in an underground tunnnel next to the No.2 reactor's turbine building has the same source as a puddle in the basement.

The firm says the radioactive levels on the surface of the tunnel water are almost as high as those for the water in the basement.


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 08:18:34 PM EST

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