Cooling system at Fukushima fails for second time in a month

Power to the cooling system at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was restored Friday after failing for the second time in a month, the Associated Press reports.

The fuel storage pool at reactor 3 lost power for two hours late this week. Work to install nets to keep small animals out of the facility reportedly caused the outage, the details of which are still under investigation.

In March, a rat carcass found near a damaged switchboard led investigators to suspect the rodent had caused the outage that left the plant’s cooling system down for two days.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said there was no immediate danger to the public as a result of this weeks outage.

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