12 Mar '11, 11pm

Another quake-hit Japanese nuclear plant's cooling system is not working and risks a possible explosion

Another quake-hit Japanese nuclear plant's cooling system is not working and risks a possible explosion

The operator of a quake-hit Japanese nuclear plant said on Sunday that the cooling system of another reactor was not working and risked a possible explosion. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO - THE operator of a quake-hit Japanese nuclear plant said on 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 (Tepco). 'As of 5.30 am (2030 GMT Saturday, 4.30am S'pore time), 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. -- AFP

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