AFP: “Radioactive water leaked at second Japan plant” — “Reactor was taken offline after it sounded an alarm for increasing temperature”

Published: December 10th, 2011 at 5:38 am ET
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Radioactive water leaked at second Japan plant, AFP, December 10, 2011:

An Japanese nuclear plant leaked 1.8 tonnes of radioactive water from its cooling system, the government said, heightening worries over nuclear safety as an atomic crisis continues at another plant. [...]

The operator of the Genkai plant, Kyushu Electric Power, said Friday that one of the water pumps connected to its number three reactor was taken offline after it sounded an alarm for increasing temperature.

But the utility did not announce leaked water at that time [...]

“It should have reported properly” to the Genkai town and Saga prefecture, mayor Hideo Kishimoto told local media, according to Kyodo News. [...]

Published: December 10th, 2011 at 5:38 am ET
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15 comments to AFP: “Radioactive water leaked at second Japan plant” — “Reactor was taken offline after it sounded an alarm for increasing temperature”

  • nuke lies and lies stock@hawaii.rr.com

    tepco sucks


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  • Sevv Sevv

    It’s KepCo now, not Tepco. But it is quite sure there just the same criminals.
    And I had hopes they weren’t all just the same bastards.
    I’m looking forward to the japanese people realising that the nuclear industry is just playing with their lives.


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  • dodge

    This article does not have helpful information. No dates, no background, indeed it leads one to believe that this is a well functioning plant without major problem, who just got caught admitting a release which although common would normally be hidden but in this environment with the testing and investigating the information is coming to light. Would be nice to have some detail to the facts, the old, questions answered. Who, what, where, when how much, how long, what has been fixed, what is still broken?


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  • someone

    FYI, the number three reactor at Genkai NPP was the first one where the MOX fuel was used in Japan (started on 3rd October 2009).
    The MOX was also delivered by AREVA.


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  • many moons

    “It should have reported properly” to the Genkai town and Saga prefecture, mayor Hideo Kishimoto told local media, according to Kyodo News. [...]
    They did everything accordingly…Lies, secrets…that’s properly for the Nuke industry….then they let the info leak out later…well after the core.


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  • Tim

    The radioactive teabag, but just how potent was it? Tepco has failed the people of Japan! Only in time will they come to see the drastic nature released by this conglomerate scapegoat under the fist of external influences. We can chase a bearded caveman for 10 years, but we can’t help japan out? Nice to see the directives of war take precedence over a global disaster. Sad times lay ahead not only for the people of Japan but for the whole world indeed.


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    • many moons

      The US goverment pulls on their white hat and runs around the globe pretending to help out other nations in “need,” I guess the need has to be a shared one cause the US goverment isn’t helping out their own people or the situation at Fukushima. Seems like in the recent past from Katrina to Fukushima, the people of America pay taxes to goverment who vows to “take care of them” but when the time comes to do that the goverment turns it’s back. The US people should have raised a fuss when the radiation detectors were turned off…but they didn’t and now they are stuck trying to chase down this information of how much of their land has been polluted? How much radiation surrounds them? That info will be very hard to get. The US goverment has let it’s people down in the face of some other interest…Hillary Clinton signed an agreement that said Japan exports to the US will not be checked for radiation and commerce will not be changed due to the contamination. She did this out of respect for the difficult situation in Japan. Exporting pollution isn’t good for anyone!
      No country stepped in to help Japan and few countries are concerned with their countrymen. It’s absurd.


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      • Many Moons, “Many citizens still believe that state politics has power. They believe that governments, elected through a parliamentary system, represent the interests of those that elected them and that governments have the power to create progressive effective change. But they don’t and they can’t.

        We do not live in democracies we live in plutocracies: government by the rich. The corporate elites have overwhelming economic power with no political accountability.” From an article by Simon Critchley in final 2011 issue of Adbusters Mag.

        God Bless


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        • So, Many Moons, in the case of Fukushima, the Japanese government is deferring to TEPCO which remains in control of its privately owned nuclear poison factory. Clinton defers to the general economic interests of business as usual and stops testing food. We all just live with it and pay our bills.


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  • americancommntr

    Right. Small leak, nothing to be concerned about. Just a little bit of radiation, not enough to harm anyone.

    Trusting nuclear plant officials and taking them at their word is for fools.


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  • The operator of the Genkai plant, Kyushu Electric Power, neglected to report accident in a timely manner says the local mayor and no fine or penalty for another company post Fukushima, where is the accountability? The mayor can’t do Jack.


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  • thelili

    Still no mention yet of the troubles at Ibaraki.

    Wait for it…


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