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5.0 earthquake, off the east coast of Honshu, Japan. Mar 12 9:21am at epicenter (22m ago, 196km ESE of Morioka, depth 25… j.mp...
Originally posted by shikori
Originally posted by GullibleUnderlord
The cooling system failed at three reactors of the quake-hit Fukushima No.2 nuclear power plant #fukushima #japan #tsunami
Originally posted by SolarE-Souljah
I have the strangest feeling right now that it's not over....
Feels like more catastrophe is on the way..
11.34pm GMT: Meanwhile, Japan's nuclear safety agency is set to issue an unprecedented order for Tepco to open a valve at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to release pressure, as we reported earlier.
The good news is that the 3,000 residents in the initial evacuation radius have been safely removed.
11.29pm GMT: This is more chilling news from Kyodo:
The cooling system failed at three reactors of the quake-hit Fukushima No 2 [Daini] nuclear power plant Saturday, the operator Tokyo Electric Power Co said.
The company, which has already scrambled to deal with radiation leaks at its Fukushima [Daiichi] No 1 plant, notified the industry ministry that the failsafe system at the No 2 plant stopped functioning as the temperature of coolant water has topped 100C.
So much for the "failsafe system", which appears to have failed.
11.10pm GMT: The Fukushima Daini plant has now been added to the government's emergency list.
Earlier, Tepco – the Tokyo Power company – had reported:
A seriously injured worker is still trapped in the crane operating console of the exhaust stack and his breathing and pulse cannot be confirmed.
11pm GMT: The Kyodo news agency is reporting that the Japanese government is ordering Tepco to open valves on the Fukushima Daiichi No 1 reactor to release pressure.
10.45pm GMT: Now there are reports from nuclear plant operator Tepco that the Fukushima Daini plant has lost cooling to three of its reactors.
It was one reactor in the Fukushima Daiichi plant that had been the cause for concern earlier – so this news is certainly unwelcome.
According to Dow-Jones, Tepco says that the temperatures of its No 1 and No 2 reactors at its Fukushima Daini nuclear power station are rising, and it has lost control over pressure within the reactors.
Fukushima Daini station is the second nuclear power plant the company has in Fukushima prefecture in northeastern Japan, where the troubled Fukushima Daiichi plant is located.
Originally posted by skllthndl
reply to post by GullibleUnderlord
The image was from the Kobe earthquake, 1995. The blog post where the picture is found in duplicate was from April, 2010.