Kyodo: Alarms go off at Japan nuke plant trying to restart — Rise in pressure at No. 4 reactor’s primary coolant system
(Subscription Only) Title: Alarms set off at Oi reactor preparing to restart
Date: July 16,
Alarms went off Sunday evening and early Monday at a reactor at the Oi nuclear power plant in western Japan as it prepared to be reactivated Wednesday as only the country’s second operating reactor, but government officials ruled out any delay to the schedule.
The first alarm sounded around 6:20 p.m. Sunday indicating a rise in pressure at a tank for the No. 4 reactor’s primary coolant system. The second, which went off around 1:20 a.m. Monday, showed an auxiliary motor for the reactor’s emergency diesel generator was malfunctioning, Kansai Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant in Fukui Prefecture, said.
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