Kyodo English: ‘Problem with electric power’ at Fukushima Daiichi — Cooling systems suspended at 3 fuel pools

Published: March 18th, 2013 at 11:23 am ET
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Title: Electricity trouble occurs at crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant
Source: Kyodo News
Date: March 18, 2013 at 23:40 JST

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday a problem with electric power has occurred at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, leading to the suspension of the system to cool spent fuel pools of the Nos. 1, 3 and 4 units.

The incident, however, so far has not affected the ongoing water injection to the Nos. 1 to 3 reactors [...]

No abnormality has been detected in radiation levels in areas surrounding the plant in Fukushima Prefecture. [...]

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Published: March 18th, 2013 at 11:23 am ET
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10 comments to Kyodo English: ‘Problem with electric power’ at Fukushima Daiichi — Cooling systems suspended at 3 fuel pools

  • VanneV anne

    How many radiation detectors are not working? All of them? Did the radiation cause the blackout? We can see the pixelation caused by heat or radiation or both on the JNN/TBS webcam.

    Please shut down and decommission all nuclear reactors worldwide. The risk is unstoppable ELE.


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  • harengus_acidophilus

    Wait:
    > ‘Problem with electric power’

    I've had heared this 2 years ago …

    > has not affected the ongoing water injection

    What a luck! Pacific poisoning will go on.

    All together now:
    "There is no immediate healt concern!"

    h.


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  • Sickputer

    Japanese public announcement on the current SBO:

    "There is no immediate danger. It takes several days before the corium would near explosion levels. We have 3,000 yakuza currently working on this electrical problem."

    "There is no reason for undue alarm. Radiation levels in the Fukushima Daiichi complex will only kill you in about 30 places that are clearly marked by yellow Tepco tape. All other areas are comparable to Chernobyl Unit 4.

    You may now return to eating the delicious east coast sushi which is absolutely safe. We test every fish in the market place daily with our modern testing equipment (twenty beagle dogs). All are currently breathing and acting normal."

    "This is a recording. For more assistance dial 1-800-Brazil. Trained Japanese-fluent expatriates will answer any additional concerns. That is all…have a nice day."


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  • We Not They Finally

    When the "accident" first happened, there were two back-up systems for electric power for the cooling and they both failed. Not that we even found out about that in real time. So if any of the back-up systems now, today, March 18, had WORKED, would we even be hearing about this? Chances are at the moment, that they do not know how to get electricity to the plant AT ALL. Will be glad if that's not true, but not feeling reassured here.


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  • We Not They Finally

    "No abnormality has been detected in radiation levels in areas surrounding the plant in Fukushima Prefecture." We're talking about "YET," yes? It's all totally abnormal at all times — we already know that. So they just now mean that it is not quadruply lethal YET?


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  • jackassrig

    Radiation, oxygen, heat, and salt. Radiation causes the covering on the cable to crack due to embrittlement. Then the salt works its way into the strands. TEPCO just can't finger it out. What employee is going to go into the buildings to replace the cables.


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