Water treatment delayed again via The Japan Times

FUKUSHIMA — Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday that a pump on its new radioactive water treatment system at the Fukushima No. 1 plant halted automatically during an early morning trial run, freezing up the entire apparatus.

Tepco said it believes the pump, a component developed by France’s Areva SA to inject chemicals into the key system to decontaminate radioactive materials, stopped because it was overburdened by excessive liquid flow.

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