Fukushima nuclear fuel storage pools lose power

A surprise power outage in the cooling system for spent nuclear fuel at Fukushima sent operators scrambling for a fix Monday evening.

As of Tuesday morning, power had been restored to two of the storage pools and was set to resume at the other two pools by Wednesday evening. TEPCO said through a release that storage pool temperatures have remained well within safe levels and that the pools would remain safe for a minimum of four days without fresh cooling water.

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