“Smoke at another Japan nuclear plant” — Run by TEPCO

Published: April 16th, 2011 at 11:54 am ET
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Smoke rises from control panel at TEPCO nuclear plant in Niigata, Kyodo, April 16, 2011 at 11:04 am EDT:

Smoke rose briefly from a control panel at a nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast Saturday, the operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

No one was injured in the 7:45 p.m. incident that occurred during the checking of water purification equipment at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear complex, the company said, adding it has yet to determine the cause. …

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Smoke at another Japan nuclear plant, Radio Netherlands, April 16, 2011:

Smoke briefly rose Saturday from a control panel at a Japanese nuclear power plant operated by the same company battling to stop radiation seeping from a quake-stricken facility, a report said.

There were no injuries but the cause of the smoke at the plant in coastal Niigata prefecture was not clear, Kyodo news said, citing Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO).

The incident occurred in the evening during the checking of water purification equipment at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear complex, the company was quoted as saying. …

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Published: April 16th, 2011 at 11:54 am ET
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7 comments to “Smoke at another Japan nuclear plant” — Run by TEPCO

  • Northern Exposure

    Slowly leaking blood from an unhealing wound will eventually kill ya.

    Just another wee puff of radiactive smoke…
    Nothing to see here folks, move along.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    They really have had their hands full lately.

  • Jackthesmilingblack

    Control panel? Wouldn’t that be a simple short circuit?

    • dan

      I think they’re required to follow protocol, when they release information. So far, this is what I’ve been able figure:

      Step 1: Tell everyone it’s really nothing. Just someone roasting marshmallows on the reactor core, and they got a little overdone.

      Step 2: After it’s obvious the original explanation makes no sense, offer another one.

      Step 3: Repeat step 2 as many times as you think you can get away with it.

      Step 4: If there’s no way to hide the fact that everyone’s hair is falling out, admit that the reactor core is melting. And make sure you stress the point that it poses no more risk than a shopping cart full of bananas.

    • xdrfox

      Electrical things get all messed up around radiation, make you wonder ?

  • xdrfox

    Of course they could be spraying water there too ! A short from water ?
    Some control panels at the Fukushima plant shorted !

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