CAROLINE GRAHAM and TOM MCGHIE
UK Daily Mail
March 20, 2011
Officials at Fukushima nuclear plant claimed last night that they are making ‘promising progress’ in ending the crisis – thanks partly to robots.
A spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), which owns the plant, added that efforts by 300 firefighters to stabilise reactors three and four had helped stop spent fuel rods overheating.
He said: ‘Reactor three is causing most concern. The efforts of the men at the site together with a super-pumper which pumped seawater on to the reactors for seven hours at a time has helped contain the situation. We feel more optimistic that we are getting matters under control.’
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