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Tepco Starts Full Operation of Self-Contained Cooling System

Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s self-contained cooling system that uses recycled water to douse smoldering reactors at its crippled nuclear is working for a third day after repeated stops and starts.

The company known as Tepco started cooling reactors at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant using only decontaminated water at 6 p.m. on July 2 after the suspension of the system for a third time the day before to install a so-called buffer tank. The system has been running without any halts, said spokesman Naoyuki Matsumoto.