posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 01:01 AM
"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
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
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.