• Kyodo


An investigation by Tokyo Electric Power Co. has found that efforts to release pressure from a Fukushima No. 1 plant reactor as its fuel melted down likely failed.

Three days after the tsunami on March 11, 2011, engineers tried to vent radioactive steam from the plant’s No. 2 reactor to prevent the vessel from rupturing. Radiation levels rose, but the pressure did not fall, the company said Wednesday.

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