It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Japan's Fukushima Nuclear plant had an earlier alert!!?

page: 1
0

log in

join
share:

posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 01:01 AM
link   
Source: online.wsj.com...

"TOKYO—Nine months before the March earthquake and tsunami cut off power to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, one of its reactors suffered a loss of electricity under much more mundane circumstances: A maintenance worker from a subcontractor accidentally bumped an electronic switch with his elbow.

The outage triggered a sharp drop in the level of cooling water for the radioactive fuel rods, according to the plant operator.

The little-noticed incident didn't result in any reactor damage or release of radiation. But it highlighted some of the vulnerabilities of the aging facility and raises questions about the precautionary procedures and outmoded equipment that operator Tokyo Electric Power Co., or Tepco, had in place"


So.. Again as with many disasters, they were had issues in the past but neglected to fix the problem properly! Not to mention the fact that it was built on a fault-line in the first place! The article even mentions the 'outmoded' equipment that should have been upgraded.

Your thoughts?




posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 01:52 AM
link   
Thoughts? Same # different day man. How many times do we have a disaster happen, only to learn it could have been prevented, it was planned, etc. Let me know when something GOOD happens.



 
0

log in

join