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Power restored to damaged plant

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posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 10:46 PM
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This is totally hear-say, but a person in IRC claiming to be in Japan is reporting that they have completed connecting a power transmission line, which means they can now run the pumps (if they still work).




posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 10:53 PM
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I know they were trying to fix the power lines leading to the less damaged reactor first, probably this is what the IRC user heard.. anyways finally some good news from Japan!



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:01 PM
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thats good news i hope it continues . we should all hail the heroes the men and women who have given up their future to protect the rest of the world



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:07 PM
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Yeah, this was actually reported earlier in the day. Apparently they have the power line connected, but have not attempted to put electricity through the line (i.e., turn stuff on). They need to go through the plant first and see how badly equipment is damaged to avoid short-circuits.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:09 PM
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Here's a link

www.reuters.com...



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:10 PM
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Here is another link : Clicky Clicky



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:24 PM
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Doesnt matter. Running electricity to fried electronics isnt exactly going to fix the situation. Remember the saltwater being used?

Yeah, electronics tend to not work so well once doused in saltwater.....



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:27 PM
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Not even TEPCO is claiming they are trying to restore power to the whole plant.

They're trying to connect the pumps for one reactor.

It's like showing up at your house after it burns down (and then floods) with an extension cord plugged in somewhere else and sticking it in the twisted remains of your toaster. Even if you somehow solve your immediate making toast problem, the scope of your other problems kind of makes it pointless.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:27 PM
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maybe i'm wrong but i'm assuming they would use different electronics? this might not be possible but i imagine they would understand it's not going to work through the electronics they have there now



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:35 PM
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I starred your response. I also laughed because of it.
Not because I think this whole situation funny. I think it is all real sad. I laughed at the analogy. It was what Ive been thinking all along. I know it sounds great that they have power... But to what. I think it is just a ploy to get us off they're back. But I'm not stopping till I hear the truth. Not for my sake sitting here in comfortable US.(for now). But for the poor Japanese people whO have been lied to.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:36 PM
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Originally posted by Blazer
This is totally hear-say, but a person in IRC claiming ..


NO matter what you follow this up with, it's going to be rejected by 90% of viewers/listeners.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:47 PM
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Originally posted by onyx718
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maybe i'm wrong but i'm assuming they would use different electronics? this might not be possible but i imagine they would understand it's not going to work through the electronics they have there now


Thats my point, even after electricity is restored, they still have to figure out how to get all new equipment in there. This is a hail mary, and it is is one really only meant to make the people feel a little safer.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:52 PM
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Right now the only thing they are trying to run is some electric motors to pump water. They just want the water pumps to work at this point. They will worry about the rest later.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:52 PM
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In a statement Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said it "planned to supply Unit 2 [reactor No. 2] first, followed by Unit 1, Unit 3 and Unit 4 ... because Unit 2 is expected to be less damaged".

www.abc.net.au...


Hopefully it works, but we'll see.
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posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:56 PM
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Originally posted by fixer1967
Right now the only thing they are trying to run is some electric motors to pump water. They just want the water pumps to work at this point. They will worry about the rest later.


Again, they can try all they want. Until they get new machinery in there, its a farce.

Dont get me wrong, they need power, it is definitely one of the steps here, no matter which way things go. But that it is being played up by the media as 'the possible solution' is total bs....



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 11:56 PM
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yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 12:04 AM
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I'm sure this will all be fixed soon. People saying it won't work are doomsayers . They arent there in Japan. They dont know the extent of damage. Im sure they arent just connecting electricity for nothing.
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posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 12:12 AM
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Originally posted by splint
I'm sure this will all be fixed soon. People saying it won't work are doomsayers . They arent there in Japan. They dont know the extent of damage. Im sure they arent just connecting electricity for nothing.
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I'm sorry, are you a nuclear technician? If not, please dont insult the opinions of others who are (obviously) more informed than you.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 12:17 AM
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Well, I'm not a doomsday. I don't think connecting power is the solution. I believe the only solution is to bury it in concrete. I want the world to be happy and peaceful and everyone to sing happy songs. I don't want this. Not for Japanese people or the world. If I wasn't right about anything I am right about this. They need to Chernobyl this @&$!.

Peace



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 12:29 AM
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The consensus from news sources is that getting power to the site is necessary, but not sufficient, because it is unknown whether the equipment is even functioning.

I echo the sentiments of other posters here. It might be a long while before they can actually use the electricity.

There's also information like this which may be telling:



At the request of the Japanese military, a Massachusetts company, iRobot, said it put four robots on a plane for Japan on Friday. Colin Angle, the chief executive, said it had sent two small robots that could measure radiation levels close to the reactors and two larger ones that could pull hoses to spray water on the fuel rods.


www.nytimes.com...
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