Tepco: Smoke spotted at another nuke plant late Saturday — ‘No reports of radiation leaks’

Published: February 26th, 2012 at 9:45 am ET


Title: Smoke spotted at idle Niigata reactor
Source: Kyodo
Date: Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012

Smoke was detected in a building full of heat-exchange equipment at an idled reactor at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa power plant but no fire was found, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said […]

[…] no reports of radiation leaks at the No. 5 reactor when the smoke was detected late Saturday.

The reactor […] contains no fuel, the utility said.

The No. 6 reactor will be suspended on March 26

Read the report here

Published: February 26th, 2012 at 9:45 am ET


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21 comments to Tepco: Smoke spotted at another nuke plant late Saturday — ‘No reports of radiation leaks’

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Ah…thanks Admin.

  • jec jec

    One can only "hope"…but the story line sounds familiar..and yes, thanks Admin.

    OT a little, but in Virginia, the groundwater detection of radiation near the North Anna Nuclear Plant..has not been in the local or state news..ONLY in the press on the West Coast USA. Go figure. We live 9 nines from a similar plant..and no tests are done for radiation by the government of OUR water!!! YES we live in the USA….

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    On February 18th I attended a talk given by Dr. Jeffery Patterson Past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). Dr. Patterson is an expert of the medical effects of radiation.
    The Topic: “Potential impacts on public health and safety of our Nuclear Illinois
    Disaster Preparedness: In the Wake of Fukushima
    In order to weigh the risks you/we need to know the facts.”

    Here are a couple of interesting notes I took from his talk I posted in the General Discussion Thread.

  • or-well

    Workers smoking rice bran
    in sunflower-root pipes.
    It's Tepco health policy,
    guarding their workers' rights.
    Look – they're all smiling!
    (Well, not the plumbers,
    they're thin and toothless
    old Yakuza gummers),
    but the rest patriotic
    are re-wiring gauge fritzes
    and giving hot parts
    seawater spritzers.
    So there's some steam
    and a little smoke,
    there's no radiation
    from cold shutdown.
    (poke poke, with an elbow,
    everyone bow,
    smile for the camera,
    let's go for chow.)

    • StillJill StillJill

      "Or-well's 'light-side humor'. Tongue squarely 'in cheek',….PERFECT!

      This one NEEDS to be in the book, of course!

      StillJill likes! 🙂

      • or-well

        StillJill: In the absence
        of hard news
        and facts incomplete,
        or-well makes it up –
        like Tepco releases !
        Where truth is a crapshoot
        and FUD's thick on the ground,
        silence passes for sound
        and evasive insistence
        tries to grind down resistance,
        where the Tepco-clowns
        play "lost-and-found"
        and attempt to dismiss us,
        or-well quite displeased is
        so shakes off news fleas-es
        like a basset-faced hound,
        sad they want to squeeze us
        and drive us all down.

        Hey! Ai carumba!
        Banzai and Whoopie!
        A cream pie in the face
        from or-well and me!

  • aigeezer aigeezer

    "leaving Tepco's customers fully dependent on fossil fuels for electricity" – little bit of embedded spin.

    • or-well

      helping to justify rate increases, possibly even a tug to secure gov't (taxpayer) funding and favorable loan rates for investment in renewables.

  • aigeezer aigeezer

    The JT headline says "smoke spotted", which implies that human eyes saw it. The text says "smoke detected", which might just mean that a detector alarm chirped.

    If the former, the person isn't talking. We don't know how much smoke was seen, its color, duration, or any relevant details.

    If the latter, Tepco will eventually reveal that the instrument is faulty.

    Of course, the obligatory but vacuous "There were no reports of radiation leaks" is included.

    All in all, it's news that is devoid of content. Same old msm approach. Why do they bother?

    • or-well

      I think they bother with these simulacra of news because they work on many levels.
      Fill a void with content devoid.
      Distract. Reassure. Reinforce the message.
      It does work.
      Maybe there'll be some follow-up.
      My bet's on a report of a bad wire on a tertiary backup power source, with a side bet on a mention of multiple safety systems.

  • Laterlukemayb Laterlukemayb

    Apparently there is something going on with #2 reactor in Unit 1 containment building as temp gauges they first claimed are showing that there is a rise in temp at bottom of RPV. This info is two days old! Did Enenews get this out?


  • TepcoSievert TepcoSievert

    A TV commercial for instant noodles currently being shown on Japanese TV seems to spell out TEPCO's agenda for Japan: watch

  • CB CB

    Those that monitor Japan environmental radioactivity might like http://www.naver.jp/radiation
    Those that monitor Japans Earth Quakes in close proximity of NNP might like http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nied4maps-test

  • lam335 lam335

    "Smoke was detected in a building full of heat-exchange equipment at an idled reactor at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa power plant but no fire was found…"

    Didn't that just say that at the Byron plant a couple of weeks ago? And then about a week later they admitted that the was indeed actual smoke, not only steam?