Gallery: Fukushima Cooling System May Have Been Knocked Offline by a Ra...


When a partial power outage caused the cooling system at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to fail earlier this week, concerns were renewed as to the vulnerability of the now infamous power plant. The site of a triple meltdown following Japan’s earthquake and tsunami in 2011, the plant lost cooling facilities for as long as 30 hours beginning on Monday. As Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) successfully brought the cooling systems back online they found what they believe to have been the source of the panic-raising outage: the charred remains of a rat.

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