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Power restored to damaged plant

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posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 03:37 AM
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I was reading various updates this morning and TEPCO have said that they missed the deadline to connect to the grid and hope to get it done by the end of Saturday, Japan time. They also said that they don't even know if the pumps will work (they could be irrevocably damaged) and said it was not a cause for being optimistic at this time as they just don't know if it will work. Restoring power to reactor 2 will also restore power to reactor 1 they said and the others they hope to have cables laid to by Sunday night.

Sorry, no link but I'm sure someone here might find and post it. I can't remember which thread I was on at the time.




posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 08:19 AM
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Originally posted by captaintyinknots
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.....


I assume the seawater was being pumped into the coolant chamber, or in the case of the partially deactivated plant, the pool that the fuel rods are sitting in.

In other words, it's not like they are pumping seawater into the control room. If they can restore power to the plant then they should be able to turn on the coolant pumps and cool down the reactor core.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 09:07 AM
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What I've read is they have brought in new pumps and will tie them into the system bypassing the old controla ans such. Talking to people here in the nuke industry they are all checking inventory on stuff that might be needed to get things going. Much of the stuff in the plants is not off the shelf so everybodys ready to pitch in what they can.We have 2 plants within less than 20 miles and know many of the workers so I have a pretty good inside view.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by Flyzoid
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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


It could be as hot as 5,000*F in the core. That is why it is called a meltdown. AT Chernobyl the concrete base of the reactor got so hot it ran like water. . They first have to cool it then stop the reaction and then seal in it concrete.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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This article claims that they have restarted the cooling system on #5. They also says they have managed to get #3 cooled down to more stable levels.


Working inside a 20-km (12-mile) evacuation zone at Fukushima, nearly 300 engineers restarted a second diesel generator for reactor No. 6, the nuclear safety agency added. They used the power to restart cooling pumps on No. 5.

Japan sees some Stablization



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by Blazer

Originally posted by captaintyinknots
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.....


I assume the seawater was being pumped into the coolant chamber, or in the case of the partially deactivated plant, the pool that the fuel rods are sitting in.

In other words, it's not like they are pumping seawater into the control room. If they can restore power to the plant then they should be able to turn on the coolant pumps and cool down the reactor core.


Havent you been watching them do sky dumps? EVERYTHING is doused.



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