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Quake disrupts Fukushima cooling system

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The Fukushima Daini nuclear plant is shown in this aerial photo taken after a magnitude-7.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture on Nov. 22.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- The cooling system of a pool that stores spent fuel at the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant's No. 3 reactor automatically shut down at around 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, after a magnitude-7.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings said the same day.

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