Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fire breaks out again at No.2 reactor

Fire breaks out again at No.2 reactor

Tokyo Electric Power says the building of the No.4 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is on fire again. Nobody was injured.

The company said at a press conference that the fire was confirmed at 5:45 AM on Wednesday. It says the northwestern corner of the 4th floor, which was on fire on Tuesday, has caught fire again. This is where the pump used to put water into the reactor is located.

TEPCO has requested firefighters. It said workers cannot reach the fire due to the high level of radioactivity at the site.

The No.4 reactor caught fire at 9 AM on Tuesday. TEPCO said the first fire extinguished itself.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 07:46 +0900 (JST)