8 Juillet 2014
July 8, 2014
Cooling resumes at No.5 reactor
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it has restarted the cooling system for a pool that contains spent fuel. The system had been suspended for 2 days due to a mechanical problem.
Engineers of Tokyo Electric Power Company on Sunday found water leaking from a pipeline for the system that cools spent fuel rods at the No.5 reactor building.
The engineers shut down the system. They found a small hole in a valve that adjusts the flow of water.
TEPCO officials say the temperature of the fuel rods is below the company's safety limit and that their condition is stable.
The No.5 reactor was offline at the time of the accident in March 2011. The unit did not melt down.
Jul. 8, 2014 - Updated 10:06 UTC