Wednesday, July 13, 2011

TEPCO and NISA: #Fukushima Reactor 3 Is Earthquake-Safe, Trust Us

TEPCO assured the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency that its Reactor 3 at Fukushima I Nuke Plant, no matter how badly it has been destroyed, will withstand the earthquake for which it was designed for, no problem. NISA said OK we believe you.

For TEPCO's summary, go here (it's in English).

NISA has a more detailed summary than TEPCO, but it's only in Japanese.

Neither has the actual report on the website, if there's one.


Anonymous said...

Robbie001 sez:

Ha, Ha, Ha ... Man, why don't they just say, "Wow that last quake was a close call for reactor #3 that's why we are so worried?" These guys are like little kids caught by their parents with their "nothing" it won't be long before they are saying "it was like that when I got here".

Hey look. they intend to do a radiation survey of Puget Sound as a baseline for future nuclear disasters. I guess they want their baseline elevated so it will help them mitigate elevated levels in the future.

"This survey is recording Puget Sound's present levels of radiation. In case of a future Fukushima-like meltdown in Washington, the survey will establish a baseline reading for the area's radiation levels."

"The DOH website indicates that information will be made available after all the data is collected and compiled, and after the DOH and interested agencies make a decision on what information should be released. Some of the information, the website reads, "may be withheld for national security reasons."

the voice in your head said...

Well golly, gosh, that's reassuring. A big blob of radioactive slag oozed out of containment and is now doing God knows what in the basement of the reactor building, but, yeah, good to know what's left of the shattered structure can withstand another earthquake. I'm sure TEPCO thoroughly and truthfully analyzed the risk. :-(( What magnitude did they base it on?? Biggest earthquake on record in the Ring of Fire subduction zone was M9.5(Chile) in 1960). And who gives a shit about the external building holding up to an earthquake when apparently the reactor/s failed to SCRAM properly because of the initial quake. Stupid BWR design where control rods are inserted from the bottom up. Yeah, maybe they should have investigated that design instead...

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