“Problem after problem after problem” at Japan’s restarted nuclear plant — Self-sustaining chain reaction to be established Monday morning (VIDEO)

Published: June 29th, 2012 at 6:23 pm ET
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Ohi nuclear power plant to restart on Sunday
NHK
June 29, 2012

Kansai Electric Power Company, the operator of the Ohi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, will restart the No.3 reactor on Sunday night for the first time in 15 months.

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It will reach the critical stage on Monday morning. This is where a self-sustaining chain reaction of nuclear fission is established.

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An interruption in the power grid monitoring signal, an accidental switch-off of the power source for monitoring instruments and six other minor problems have taken place.

Problem after Problem after Problem at Ooi Nuke Plant, Still Set to Restart on July 1
EXSKF
June 28, 2012

Problem after Problem after Problem at Ooi Nuke Plant, Still Set to Restart on July 1

(UPDATE) “… after Problem” Alarms sounded off in the central control room for the Reactor 3′s pump in the afternoon of June 29, according to Jiji Tsushin (6/29/2012). The pump circulates the primary coolant that goes into the Reactor 3 Pressure Vessel.

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In a matter of few days, Ooi Nuclear Power Plant has managed to have three separate minor problems, and two of them triggered alarms. First it was poor maintenance, then it was a human error, then probably another case of poor maintenance.

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h/t Anonymous tip

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Published: June 29th, 2012 at 6:23 pm ET
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