If cooling continues, no meltdown in Japan’s nuke plant

April 19th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Tokyo, Apr 19 (ANI): Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant will not have a total meltdown if the current cooling of its overheating reactors continues, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano.

‘Compared with before, should I say stabilizing, or it can be said at least that we have been able to do cooling to a certain degree. If we can continue this cooling, such a thing is unlikely,’ Kyodo News quoted Edano, as saying.

Edano said this at a news conference, when he was asked about the possibility of a total meltdown of the plant’s No. 2 reactor.

His remarks came a day after Tokyo Electric Power Company, for the first time said there is a possibility that spent fuel rods in the No. 2 reactor have been damaged. (ANI)

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