March 15, 2011 / 11:40 PM / in 8 years

Tokyo Electric may disperse boric acid over plant by helicopter

March 16 (Reuters) - Nuclear power plant operator Tokyo Electric Power said on Wednesday that it is considering dispersing boric acid, a fire retardant, over the Fukushima Daiichi plant’s No. 4 reactor from a helicopter.

The plant operator also said a fire seen earlier in the day at the No.4 reactor was no longer visible.

The operator was responding to questions from reporters regarding reports that it was mulling dumping water on the No.4 reactor, which first caught fire on Tuesday, by helicopter. (Reporting by Shinichi Saoshiro; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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