Fukushima nuclear plant’s cooling system Fails Yet Again. No Tsunami in sight.

My old 69 Type 3 VW had a better cooling than nuke reactors it seems.

THE ASAHI SHIMBUN AND WIRE REPORTS

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201304050069

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The cooling system for a fuel storage pool for one of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Japan temporarily failed on April 5 for the second time in a month.

Nuclear Regulation Authority spokesman Takahiro Sakuma said an alarm went off in the afternoon about the problem at reactor No. 3 around 2:30 p.m. Nearly three hours later at 5:20 p.m., electrical power had been restored.

No sign of radiation leakage has been detected outside the reactor’s building.

The plant went into multiple meltdowns after the March 2011 tsunami damaged backup generators and all cooling systems failed, including those for the reactors. The plant is being decommissioned, but continues to have glitches.

Last month, a power outage led to a cooling system not working for two days, and TEPCO later said it had found a dead rat near a switchboard and suspected that was the cause for the power going out at nine facilities at Fukushima No. 1.

Fears are growing about the safety of nuclear plants, and people have periodically staged streets protests that are rare in Japan.

Only two of the nation’s 50 working power plants are up, and the government is running beefed up safety checks on the plants, including scrutinizing quake faults right below or near the plants.

Shinzo Abe, who became prime minister about three months ago, has expressed a desire to restart nuclear plants.

Japan lacks natural resources and relied on nuclear energy for about a third of its electricity needs prior to March 2011. Energy imports have soared over the last two years, putting a strain on the economy.”

Witnesses employed by TEPCO state that quake damage alone caused burst pipes and black smoke to issue from reactor site prior to the tsunami. This information will not be verified until the state of the reactors is actually known, something that may take 4 decades.

In regard to the failure of economics and resources in Japan, it is tragic that Japan believed nuclear bullshit in the period from 1952 onward, instead of utilizing nuclear power. Geothermal, tidal, solar, wind, and geo-dynamic electricity are just some options in which could have been a world from 1950 on. Instead, it believed the myths that nuclear was advantaged (it was first patented in the 1930s) and safe (demonstrably it is not) pro diversity (it is actually arrogant and dictatorial) and the high point of science. Whereas it is the low point and it is not the end of science. Meanwhile the sun earth circuit dumps trillions of horsepower at the poles daily.

Work on that Toshiba. If you can still remember how to think independently.

One Response to “Fukushima nuclear plant’s cooling system Fails Yet Again. No Tsunami in sight.”

  1. CaptD Says:

    Speaking of VW’s, Salute to the Germans for leading the way AWAY form using Nuclear to boil water, a concept which has left Japan in radioactive Hot WATER, which is now a Trillion Dollar Eco-Disaster for everyone on the Planet!

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