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Electricity trouble occurs at crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant via Kyodo News

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday a problem with electric power has occurred at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, leading to the suspension of the system to cool spent fuel pools of the Nos. 1, 3 and 4 units.

The incident, however, so far has not affected the ongoing water injection to the Nos. 1 to 3 reactors, which suffered core meltdowns in the early days of the March 2011 nuclear crisis, according to the Nuclear Regulation Authority.

No abnormality has been detected in radiation levels in areas surrounding the plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

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(It is reported that the cause is unknown and the restoration of system is not yet in sight. If the spent fuel pools remain uncooled, the water temperature would reach the safety standard 65C (149F) in 4 days.)

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