Cooling pumps damaged beyond repair — May take weeks to fix, hopes dashed for a quick resolution

Published: March 22nd, 2011 at 1:06 am ET
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Pump fails at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, slowing efforts to cool No. 2 reactor, New York Daily News, March 21st 2011:

Cooling pumps at one of Japan’s crippled nuclear reactors are damaged beyond repair and will need to be replaced, officials learned Monday.

The revelation dashed hopes for a quick resolution to the ongoing nuclear catastrophe at the leaking Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.

An emergency order has been placed for new pumps for Unit 2 at the plant, but it’s unclear how quickly they would arrive, officials said.

Engineers have worked around the clock to restore power to the facility, but damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami means it may take weeks to repair the required systems, officials warn. …

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Published: March 22nd, 2011 at 1:06 am ET
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5 comments to Cooling pumps damaged beyond repair — May take weeks to fix, hopes dashed for a quick resolution

  • xdrfox

    Looks like a meltdown folks !
    Comming at you, pay no attention to that war over there !


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  • Afu

    Apparently Tepco had neglected to maintain the Diesel rescue installations and pumps.
    These guys are irresponsible idiots.
    Now one quarter of Honshu will become unfit for life for a century.


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  • Nuclear Plant Contaminates Sea After Damage to Fuel Rods – Bloomberg http://t.co/MOp4FPT via @BloombergNow #Fukushima #radiation #meltdown


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  • “ECRR Risk Model and radiation from #Fukushima ” by Chris Busby, European Committee on #Radiation Risk http://bit.ly/gPBbBb #Tokyo #Japan

    “In 30 million, the population of #Tokyo, would result in 120,000 cancers in the next 50 years.” – Chris Busby #Radiation #Fukushima #Japan


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  • James May

    Guessed ahead of time that a back up pump was needed (Wild Guess that those might be heavily damaged from explosions and salt water soakings) so figured new ones were already on order. Know what an expert is?
    An “Ex” is a “has been” and a “spert” is “a drip under pressure.” Who files the criminal charges? They’re overdue! When do I get my check? Do I get Medical with that?
    How about a Seafood Sampler Platter? Anyone?


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