TEPCO: Damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors are below boiling point

09/29/2011 | Reuters

Temperatures at all three damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors have dropped below the boiling point, allowing Tokyo Electric Power to proceed with efforts to bring the units to cold shutdown. "We have cleared the temperature issue and taken a step forward towards achieving cold shutdown by the end of this year," said Takeo Iwamoto, a spokesman for the company. But TEPCO won't declare a cold shutdown until it fulfills other conditions, such as bringing down radiation emissions.

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