Rat linked to outage at Fukushima atomic plant

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, March 21, 2013 4:32 EDT
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A rat may have caused a power cut that knocked out cooling systems at Japan’s tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, the operator said Thursday, an episode that highlighted the jerry-rigged nature of the fix.

Equipment keeping spent nuclear fuel at a safe temperature in four different pools was out for up to 29 hours from Monday, with Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) admitting its recovery work was sometimes less than perfect.

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