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Steam seen in Fukushima Reactor 3 building: TEPCO

Steam has been spotted near a pool storing machinery removed from a crippled reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, its Japanese operator said Thursday.  ‘Steam has been seen around the fifth floor of the Reactor 3 building,’ a TEPCO spokesman told AFP.
The roof of the building was blown off in a hydrogen explosion in the days after the March 2011 meltdowns.

‘(The steam) was drifting thinly in the air and it’s not like a big column of steam is spurting up,’ the spokesman said.  ‘Neither the temperature of the reactor nor readings at radiation monitoring posts have gone up.
‘We do not believe an emergency situation is breaking out although we are still investigating what caused this.’
The pool is on the fifth floor and stores devices and equipment removed from the reactor. 
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