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Power failure hits Fukushima plant in Japan

A power failure at Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant has affected cooling systems for spent fuel ponds.

A statement from operator Tepco said the cause of the power failure, which began at 18:57 (09:57 GMT) on Monday, was still being assessed.

The outage had hit ponds at reactors 1, 3 and 4, it said, but cooling to the reactors themselves was not affected.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

  • 19 Mar 2013
  • From the section Asia
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