Indie | Trouble at Reactor No. 3: Unable to inject nitrogen in containment vessel to prevent hydrogen explosion

Posted on July 7, 2011

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Indie | ENENEWS | 7 July 2011

Nitrogen injection could be delayed at Fukushima, NHK, July 7, 2011:

The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi power plant is having trouble injecting nitrogen gas into one of the reactors to prevent a hydrogen explosion.

Tokyo Electric Power Company on Wednesday examined the No.3 reactor to see if it can connect injection pipes to the containment vessel. A camera-mounted robot was used for the operation because [of] high radioactive levels […]

There is a growing likelihood that the planned nitrogen injection will be delayed.

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