Steam seen coming out of Fukushima Daiichi No. 3 reactor building
Kyodo -- Jul 18
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday a monitoring camera showed "something like steam" coming out of the No. 3 reactor building at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex in the morning, but noted it has not seen any significant change in radiation levels.

A worker first noticed around 8:20 a.m. from camera footage that vapor was rising from the central area of the fifth floor of the building -- just above the reactor's primary containment vessel -- and it had not stopped as of 12:30 p.m., the plant operator said.

It has confirmed that water injection into the stricken reactor and its spent fuel pool is continuing stably. The temperature of the vessel stood at 38 C as of 5 a.m., it said.

福島第一原発で18日朝、3号機の5階部分に湯気のようなものが漂っているのが見つか­りました。周辺の放射線量に変化はないということですが、原因はまだわかっていません­。

Sources: Kyodo, tbsnewsi
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