TOKYO, March 15 The operator of Japan's
earthquake-stricken nuclear power plant may pour water by
helicopter to cool a spent-fuel pool in a reactor within two or
three days, the plant operator said.
Tokyo Electric Power Co may pour the water in the
building housing the No.4 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi
nuclear plant, a company official told a news conference.
A blast earlier punctured two holes in the wall of the outer
building of the reactor, exposing the nuclear spent fuel pool to
the outside air.
Japan is facing a potential catastrophe after cooling
problems and explosions at the Fukushima plant, which released
low levels of radiation that the wind could carry to Tokyo.
(Writing by Jason Szep; Editing by Michael Watson)