Sunday, March 13, 2011

#Japan #Earthquake: Trouble at Tokai Nuclear Power Plant

This is the plant where the workers carried uranium in a bucket while smoking a cigarette in 1999.

More as I look for more info in the Japanese news sources...

From Reuters (3/13/2011):

TOKYO | Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:14pm EDT

TOKYO (Reuters) - The cooling system pump has stopped at the Tokai No.2 nuclear power plant in Japan's Ibaraki prefecture, Kyodo news reported, in the wake of the massive earthquake that has crippled other reactors in the country.

The plant, located about 120 km (75 miles) north of Tokyo, had suffered a nuclear accident in 1999.

(h/t maryetta)


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