Alarm activates itself at Japan’s Oi NPP
Jun 24, 2012 09:21 Moscow Time
An alarm activated itself at the Oi nuclear power plant in Japan’s Fukui Prefecture in the early hours of Sunday.
The plant’s operator has announced that trouble with electric power cables in the third and fourth reactors might have caused the alarm.
Alarm erroneously issued at Oi nuclear plant
June 24, 2012
The central control room for the Nos. 3 and 4 reactors at the Oi power plant in Fukui Prefecture registered two alarms indicating trouble with electric power cables between late Saturday and early Sunday, but no glitches were found, according to the plant’s operator, Kansai Electric Power Co.
The utility said the alarm system error is believed to have been caused as a radio signal, which monitors the connection conditions of the cables, was temporarily interrupted due to an unstable atmosphere.
Published: June 24th, 2012 at 3:56 pm ET
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