Did you know that there were up to 10 to 12 separate nuclear accidents in the last week in Japan as a result of the mega-quake tsunami incident??
The media has been focused primarily on the 4 reactors at Fukushima Dai-Ichi. But we have many other incidents to discuss and I shall lay them out for
you folks right here.
Japan Nuclear Accidents Wiki
We all know about the Fukushima Dai-Ichi accidents by now (well what we are allowed to know at least).
Fukushima 1 Accidents
There are severe issues going on at Reactors 1,2,3,4 ; meanwhile it appears that reactors 5 and 6 are in stable conditions.
This is pretty much 99% of what the media is talking about here.
Now, on to the less heard about nuclear accidents.
Fukushima 2 (Dai-ni) has 3 reactors which reached nuclear accident status.
The loss of cooling water at reactors 1, 2 and 4 was classified a level 3 on the International Nuclear Event Scale (serious incident) by
Japanese authorities as of March 18.
We really don't have much information about Fukushima 2 site, but from what I have gathered it appears that it remains relatively stable, but still
concerning and important to monitor closely.
Onagawa Nuclear Plant
A fire from the turbine section of the plant following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake was reported by Kyodo News. On March 13, 2011, levels of
radiation on site reached 21μSv/hour, a level at which Tohoku Electric Power Company were mandated to declare state of emergency, and they did so at
12:50, declaring the lowest-level such state.
Apparently Onagawa is stable at this point, but obviously the situation there was very important not to dismiss.
Tokai Nuclear Plant
Tokai power plant wiki
Following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami the number 2 reactor wasone of eleven nuclear reactors nation wide to be shut down
automatically. It was reported on 14 March that a cooling system pump for the number 2 reactor had stopped working. Japan Atomic Power
Company stated that there was a second operational pump and cooling was working, but that two of three diesel generators used to power the cooling
system were out of order.
So here #2 suffered some issues, but thankfully were able to resolve them (at least for now--to our knowledge).
Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant
After the Tōhoku earthquake in March 2011, the plant ran on emergency power provided by backup diesel generators. These emergency engines are
not capable for long-term use. Reportedly there are about 3,000 tons of highly radioactive used nuclear fuel stored in Rokkasho at current, that
could overheat and catch fire if the cooling systems fail. Japanese radio reported on March 13 that 600 liters of water leaked at the Rokkasho spent
fuel pool. According to The New York Times, grid power was restored on March 14, 2011
I can not find much information about what really went on at Rokkasho, and if anyone can find out please share.
If you have further information about the Rokkasho processing plant, Fukushima 2, Onagawa, or Tokai accidents please add it here if you are willing.
I created this thread because I believe this information is very important and it will aid us on understanding how dangerous these facilities are, and
it shows us exactly how vulnerable these old facilities truly are in the face of great tectonic events.
Even a level 2 disaster is incredibly dangerous and should NOT be overlooked. These disasters are a wake up call...