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  •  Ventilation working, increased water injection for (5+ / 0-)

    I'm assuming they mean the ventilation system is functioning mechanically as they had not yet checked radiation levels when the story was written although it should have been done by now as it's Saturday in Japan.

    TEPCO pumping more water into No.1 | NHK WORLD English

    The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is pumping more water into the No.1 reactor in continuing attempt to safely cool the facility.

    TEPCO raised the flow of water from 6 to 8 tons per hour on Friday in order to submerge the reactor containment vessel.

    The utility says pressure inside the vessel has not changed much. A spokesperson for the company says it aims to prevent pressure from falling too low, which could allow air to get inside the reactor and cause a hydrogen explosion.

    Meanwhile, a new ventilation system installed on Thursday to purify the highly radioactive air inside the reactor building is reportedly working well.

    TEPCO says it plans to halt the system on Friday evening to check radiation levels. If they have fallen, workers will enter the building as early as Sunday to install new devices and inspect damage.

    Friday, May 06, 2011 18:01 +0900 (JST)

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