Tokyo Electric: Water levels at No.2 reactor rising

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 10:58 AM
Tokyo Electric: Water levels at No.2 reactor rising

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Wednesday that levels of cooling water at the No.2 reactor of its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are recovering smoothly.

Cooling functions at the Fukushima complex were crippled by a massive earthquake and tsunami on Friday, forcing the operator to inject seawater and release radioactive air into the atmosphere to reduce heat and high pressure inside the reactors.

Fuel rods at the No.2 reactor were exposed fully on Monday, raising worries about overheating and meltdown.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Michael Watson)