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Press Release (Mar 14,2011)
Occurrence of a Specific Incident (Failure of reactor cooling function) Stipulated in Article 15, Clause 1 of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness
At 2:46PM on March 11th 2011, the turbines and reactors of Fukushima 
Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 1 (Boiling Water Reactor, rated output 
460 Megawatts) and Units 2 and 3 (Boiling Water Reactor, Rated Output 784 
Megawatts) that had been operating at rated power automatically shutdown 
due to the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake.
(previously announced)

In response, water injection into Unit 2's reactor were being carried out 
by the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling System. However, as the Reactor Core 
Isolation Cooling System failed today, it was determined that a specific 
incident (failure of reactor cooling function) stipulated in article 15, 
clause 1 has occurred at 1:25 pm today.

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