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Mysterious steam engulfing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor no 3

AFP: ‘Fukushima reactor site engulfed by steam’ — Kyodo: ‘Something like steam’ coming from unknown source at Unit No. 3 — Tepco: ‘Continuously wafting through the air’ — Work to remove rubble suspended http://enenews.com/just-in-fukushima-reactor-site-engulfed-by-steam-something-like-steam-coming-out-of-unit-no-3-continuously-wafting-through-the-air-work-to-remove-rubble-suspended

Kyodo, July 23, 2013:[… Tepco] said Tuesday it has confirmed “something like steam” is coming out of the No. 3 reactor building again […Tepco] said one of its monitoring cameras showed what appeared to be steam coming out of the building’s fifth floor just above the reactor container at around 9:05 a.m. Tuesday. The steam continued to be seen at 10:30 a.m.  […] TEPCO has suspended work to remove rubble at the reactor building due to the apparent steam emission, they said.

Washington Post,July 23, 2013: […] Tepco also said in an e-mailed statement today that steam from an unknown source that was first spotted near the fifth floor of the Fukushima plant’s No. 3 reactor building on July 18 was seen again this morning. […]

The Australian, July 23, 2013 (h/t RadChick): Fukushima reactor site engulfed by steam […] Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have reported steam inside a battered reactor building for the second time in less than a week. The operator said today steam was seen around the fifth floor of the building housing Reactor No 3 shortly after 9am […] Steam was spotted in the same area on Thursday […] with TEPCO saying it did not know for sure what had caused it. […]

TEPCO Press Release, July 23, 2013: Steam Found Near the Central Part of the Fifth Floor (Equipment Storage Pool Side) of Unit 3 Reactor Building at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Follow-up Information 9) […] This is a follow-up report on the statuses of steam found wafting through the air near the central part of the fifth floor (equipment storage pool side) of Unit 3 on July 18. At around 9:05 AM today (July 23), we found steam coming from near the central part of the fifth floor (equipment storage pool side) of Unit 3 by a camera. […] The steam is continuously wafting through the air as of 10:30 AM. We will continue to monitor the status closely.

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July 24, 2013 - Posted by | Fukushima 2013

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