Thursday, February 23, 2017
FIRE, SMOKE AT LARGEST NUCLEAR PLANT ON EARTH. TEPCO LIES AGAIN.
THIS WILL BE SHORT AND TO THE POINT.
BLUNTLY, TEPCO HAS SCREWED UP ONCE AGAIN, IS OBVIOUSLY LYING YET AGAIN AND THE ABE REGIME MAY CREATE YET ANOTHER NEWS BLACKOUT TO HELP COVER UP THE COMPLETE INEPTITUDE OF ITS BUSINESS PARTNER TEPCO, 'DESTROYER OF WORLDS'.
ABE MAY SEE THE NEED TO PUT A LID ON THIS NEWS SO PEOPLE AREN'T WORRIED ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IF THEY GO TO TOKYO FOR THE ALL-IMPORTANT GAMES.
THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS ARE STILL ON.
GET YOUR TICKETS WHILE THEY ARE NUCLEAR HOT.
ANYONE WHO REFUSES TO SEE THE ABJECT STUPIDITY AND REPEATED LIES BY BOTH THE ABE REGIME AND TEPCO SHOULD FIRST SEE A PROCTOLOGIST TO HAVE THEIR HEADS REMOVED FROM THEIR BEHINDS AND THEN A NEUROSURGEON TO SEE IF BRAIN TRANSPLANT IS POSSIBLE.
TEPCO 'unaware of cause of smoke' at Niigata nuclear plant in latest blunder
[HOW THE HELL CAN THEY BE "UNAWARE"?]
"Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO) on Thursday, FEB. 23, 2017, said that it had detected smoke billowing from a service room near two reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa (K-K) nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture, located on the west coast of Honshu island.
TEPCO said that there was no radiation leak as a result of the possible fire which occurred close to its Sea of Japan-facing reactors, although the utility has yet to comment on the cause of the fire.
The plant operator said that it noticed smoke billowing out of a locker room inside the service building near its No. 6 and No. 7 reactors at the facility. It said the service building was not a radiation controlled area.
The two reactors close to the possible fire which occurred at some point before 3:25 p.m. local time are currently being screened by Japan's nuclear regulation authority as TEPCO is pushing for more of its plant's reactors to be brought back online.
However, TEPCO, operator of the Daiichi plant in Fukushima that underwent multiple meltdowns after being hit by an earthquake-triggered tsunami in 2011, resulting in the worst commercial nuclear disaster in history that has yet to be fully brought under control, has been involved in a number of monumental gaffes since the 2011 disaster.
Most recently, on Feb. 15, Japan's nuclear watchdog blasted the utility for providing an extensive amount of inaccurate information related to plans to restart the two reactors in Niigata.
TEPCO ADMITS THEY LIED.
THEY KNOW THEIR BUSINESS PARTNER, THE ABE GOVERNMENT, WILL LET THEM GET AWAY WITH MURDER AND EVEN HELP THEM COMMIT MURDER.
THEY'VE BEEN DOING SO FOR 6 MISERABLE YEARS NOW.
TEPCO admitted that it had submitted information from three years ago that contained inaccurate information about buildings at TEPCO's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata.
The buildings were to be used as headquarters in case of an emergency.
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) heard from TEPCO officials that one of the buildings failed to meet the regulator's earthquake resistance standards in all 7 tests required to be passed by the NRA.
The embattled utility said that the building had failed only 5 out of 7 of the NRA's tests and as a result told the regulator that was in the final stages of screening the No. 6 and 7 reactors that the building would not be used.
TEPCO said its gaffe at that time was due to a communication problem between departments, to which the NRA slammed the error as being unacceptable and demanded further details and for TEPCO to resolve its blunder.
The Japanese government has said it will likely continue its effective state ownership of TEPCO because the expected costs for decommissioning the Daiichi plant and paying compensation to the victims continue to escalate, with preventable oversights doing little to keep costs down or the timeframe for the decommissioning work."
THIS IS THE BIGGEST NUKE POWER PLANT ON EARTH WITH 7 BOILING WATER REACTORS.
Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Japan is currently the world's largest nuclear power plant, with a net capacity of 7,965MW.
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa has seven boiling water reactors (BWR) with a gross installed capacity of 8,212MW.
IT OPENED IN 1985.
IT ISN'T THE FIRST TIME FIREMEN HAVE BEEN CALLED TO THE ENORMOUS NUKE PLANT.
Kashiwazaki city was rocked by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake in July 2007. The epicentre was just 16 kilometres from the plant, where a fire started and a small amount of radiation leaked out.
Local residents have voiced fears over the safety of the plant following a string of fires there as well as concerns raised by some geologists that an off-shore tectonic faultline could trigger stronger earthquakes in future.
AS THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTED BACK THEN:
"Japanese authorities suspended operation of a nuclear power plant on Tuesday after a radiation leak and other damage from a deadly earthquake raised new concerns about the safety of the nation’s accident-plagued nuclear industry.
Tokyo Electric Power, which operates the nuclear plant near Kashiwazaki, a city in northwestern Japan, said it had found more than 50 problems at the plant caused by the earthquake on Monday. While most were minor, the largest included 100 drums of radioactive waste that had fallen, opening the lids on some, the company said.
In March, another nuclear plant operator, Hokuriku Electric Power Company, shut down a reactor after admitting it had covered up a 15-minute uncontrollable nuclear chain reaction in 1999.
Three years ago, in 2004, Japan’s deadliest nuclear accident killed four workers at a nuclear plant in Mihama when a steam pipe burst.
K-K AGAIN, BACK IN 2009, BEFORE FUKUSHIMA, "A worker at our company spotted smoke emerging from the brake of the hoisting function of a crane in a turbine room," the operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said in a statement.
"We reported immediately to the fire station and used fire extinguishers and now the smoke has stopped."
"There were no injuries nor any radiation leak" resulting from the incident in the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, in Niigata prefecture, 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of Tokyo, it said.
IT ALSO HAPPENED IN APRIL, 2011, AFTER FUKUSHIMA BLEW:.Radio Netherlands Worldwide
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.
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.
THE SAME SCENARIO PLAYED OUT AT TEPCO'S SAITAMA PREFECTURE FACILITY IN OCTOBER, 2016.
"According to Japan's public broadcaster NHK quoting a local official from the city of Niiza, close to the burning substation, the flames were first detected from power lines...
Both the police and the firefighters have been dispatched to one of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) facilities in Saitama Prefecture, just outside Tokyo, probing the cause of the incident at TEPCO's related sub-station."
By 6:40 p.m., Tepco said the fire at its underground facility in Niiza had been suppressed.
Television footage showed plumes of dense black smoke billowing from a facility in the city of Niiza in Saitama prefecture. The fire caused the shutdown of two Tokyo Electric substations in Tokyo, Tokyo Electric spokeswoman Chisato Aoki said by phone.
AS THE BBC REPORTED IN 2000:
"Starting in the mid-1990s there were several nuclear related accidents and cover-ups in Japan, principally by TEPCO, that eroded public perception of the industry, resulting in anti-nuclear protests and resistance to new plants. While exact details may be in dispute, it is clear that the safety culture in Japan's nuclear industry has come under greater scrutiny."
WHICH HAS DONE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO STOP THE JAPANESE NUKE MADNESS.
AS BLOOMBERG REPORTED IN 2000: Three TEPCO executives were forced to quit after the company in 1989 ordered an employee to edit out footage showing cracks in nuclear plant steam pipes in video being submitted to regulators.
WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR THE WORLD TO DEMAND JAPAN CEASE AND DESIST FROM PURSUING EVEN ONE NUCLEAR FACILITY?
IT HAS BEEN CONTINUAL NEAR-DISASTER EVER SINCE THEY BUILT THE FIRST NUKE PLANT THERE.
IF FUKUSHIMA HAS TAUGHT US NOTHING, THEN MAYBE WE DESERVE WHAT WE GET BY RELYING IN ANY WAY ON NUCLEAR ENERGY.
Posted by Waninahi at 11:51 AM