One of the systems keeping spent atomic fuel cool at the Fukushima nuclear plant temporarily failed on Friday, the second outage in a matter of weeks, underlining the precarious fix at the plant.
This file photo shows workers wearing protective suits and masks near tanks of radiation contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the town of Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, on March 6, 2013. A system keeping spent atomic fuel cool at the plant that stopped on Friday was back up and running a few hours later, its operator said.
Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said an alarm sounded at the facility at 2:27 pm (0527 GMT), and technicians soon confirmed that the cooling system for the pool attached to reactor 3 was not working.
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