12 Mar '11, 10pm

Another quake-hit Japan reactor in trouble: operator

TOKYO - The operator of a quake-hit Japanese nuclear plant said Sunday that the cooling system of another reactor was not working and risked a possible explosion. "All the functions to keep cooling water levels in No. 3 reactor have failed at the Fukushima No. 1 plant," said a spokesman of Tokyo Electric Power "As of 5:30 am (2030 GMT Saturday), water injection stopped and inside pressure is rising slightly," he said, adding the operator filed an emergency report on the plant's condition with the government. The fresh risk arose after a huge explosion ripped through the plant's No. 1 reactor Saturday afternoon despite the operator's efforts to control high temperatures and growing inside pressure. Tepco, however, said it was the structure encasing the reactor that had collapsed, adding that it happened at the time of an earthquake aftershock, and that the steel reactor ins...

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