Tuesday, September 1, 2015
SENDAI NUCLEAR PLANT JAPAN LEAKING
BECAUSE OF POWER OUTAGE AFTER THE TYPHOON, ONGOING AS OF AUGUST 31, IT IS UNCONFIRMED THAT SENDAI HAS EXPERIENCED A MELTDOWN.
THE AREA WHERE SENDAI IS LOCATED HAD BEEN WITHOUT POWER FOR 6 DAYS ON AUGUST 31.
IT WAS LOSS OF POWER AFTER A TSUNAMI THAT SENT FUKUSHIMA INTO MULTIPLE MELTDOWNS, SO IT MAY BE A NORMAL REACTION IN LOCALS TO BE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE STATUS OF SENDAI.
BECAUSE OF EITHER THE INABILITY OF OR THE REFUSAL OF KYUSHU ELECTRIC OFFICIALS TO GUARANTEE THE PLANT WAS NOT SERIOUSLY DAMAGED BY THE TYPHOON AND HAS NOT EXPERIENCED MELTDOWN, MANY ARE ASSUMING THE PLANT, WITHOUT POWER AND ALREADY EXPERIENCING LEAKAGE MAY HAVE GONE THE WAY OF FUKUSHIMA'S DAIICHI PLANT.
TYPHOON GONI, SEVERAL MODERATE EARTHQUAKES, THE LARGEST BEING A 5.3, AND TWO RECENTLY ERUPTING VOLCANOES MAY HAVE TAKEN THEIR TOLL ON THE NEWLY RESTARTED JAPANESE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ON JAPAN'S FARTHEST SOUTHERN ISLAND OF KYUSHU.
WE CAN HOPE THAT IS NOT THE CASE.
GIVEN ALL THE COMBINED THREATS TO THIS FACILITY, IT, LIKE DAIICHI, SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN BUILT.
AUG. 24, 2015
"The operator of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, says it found seawater used to cool steam has leaked from some pipes.
The trouble occurred at a condenser for the plant's No.1 reactor last Thursday. Officials at Kyushu Electric Power Company found elevated salt levels in the machine.
Utility officials have been checking these pipes. They say they found cracks in 5 pipes in one condenser and that seawater had leaked from them."
NO, THEY FOUND 69 DAMAGED PIPES AND MERELY PLUGGED THEM, NO REPLACEMENTS.
AMID ADAMANT AND ONGOING PROTESTS, TWO THREATENING VOLCANOES NEARBY SPEWING ASH, THE PEAK OF THE TYPHOON SEASON AND SEVERAL LOCAL EARTHQUAKES, THE FACILITY WAS BROUGHT BACK ONLINE AUGUST 11.
THE 30-YEAR-OLD PLANT HAS JUST APPLIED FOR ANOTHER 10-YEARS PERMIT TO OPERATE.
The powerful typhoon made landfall in the southwestern Kumamoto prefecture on August 24 around 21:00 UTC, according to Japan Meteorological Agency.
[70 people were injured.
There was damage to buildings.]
Wind gusts of up to 164 km/h (102 mph) were reported at Makurazaki early on August 25. 134.5 mm (5.3 inches) of rain was reported to fall in only one hour on Mount Unzen in Nagasaki prefecture setting a new historic record, while 677 mm (26.65 inches) of rainfall was measured in a 24 hour period, up to August 25, in Miyagawa, Mie prefecture. The measured precipitation amount also broke a historic August record from 1978."
WHILE CONCERN IS HIGH, I FOUND NOTHING TO SUPPORT CLAIMS OF A PARTIAL MELTDOWN, BUT IT WILL BE GOOD TO GET CONFIRMATION SOON.
~ RADIATION LEVELS RAISED OVER 5 TIMES PREVIOUSLY ALLOWED FOR SENDAI NUCLEAR WORKERS.
WORKERS SOME OF THE MOST IRRADIATED IN THE INDUSTRY.
Posted by Waninahi at 6:37 AM