Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Just In: Power Outage in Reactors 1 and 2 at #Fukushima I Nuke Plant, Nitrogen Injection Stopped

Kyodo News Japanese (3:52PM JST 6/8/2011):


According to TEPCO, power went out in the afternoon on June 8 in the Reactors 1 and 2 at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. The lights are out in the central control rooms. The nitrogen injection system in the Reactor 1 and some of the monitoring posts have stopped. TEPCO is investigating the cause.

A tweet from NHK's Science and Culture division says this about the nitrogen injection system:


Rather, they halted the nitrogen injection because the pressure [inside the Containment Vessel] went up.

Minor electrical problem, I'm sure. Nothing to worry about. Besides, the Reactor 1's Containment Vessel has been breached. How could the pressure go up?


Anonymous said...

I'm sure they'll keep s upDATED

Anonymous said...

Here we go again, with Murphy at the wheel. We're still in the accident phase.

To your question: fast increase in pressure, small RPV leak area.

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