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Power shortage at the plant

June 28, 2016

Fukushima plant power outage affects some devices



A power failure at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is affecting some facilities on Tuesday.

Operator Tokyo Electric Power Company says an alarm indicating an abnormality at one of the power sources in the compound sounded at around 3:40 AM.

TEPCO officials say some equipment to treat contaminated water and to cool an ice wall surrounding the reactors has stopped operating.

But they say the cooling of reactors and nuclear fuel storage pools is continuing and monitoring posts in the area show no changes in radiation levels.

Officials say 22 of the 30 devices to cool the ice wall were in operation at the time of the power failure, and they are investigating to see how many have been affected.

TEPCO is rushing to restore full power and determine the cause of the outage.

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