posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 07:47 PM
Originally posted by Pegasus2000
So big question, Are they still running on backup generator power? Or are they back on power grid? lets hope they have external power restored by
now. Not sure how many days weeks they have in fuel reserves on hand for generators. Yeah this could explode into new mass disaster. lets hope against
all odds that the river starts to subside in crest levels. although going against my better knowledge things are on a slow downward spiral.
The article stated they switched to Emergency Power because their transformers were threatened by the breach.
Distribution Line voltage is higher than that needed by plant equipment. The 12kv lines (or whatever) feed 12kv (or whatever)/480 v transformers,
these then feed 480/208 v. transformers. These transformers were in danger of failing because of water now in the yard and were taken offline.
To restore main power I expect the breach will have to be repaired and the yard pumped dry.
The Emergency Systems will primarily be "Critical" systems (these will include spent fuel and reactor cooling). Whatever diesel they have on hand
will be supplemented when necessary. Probably by chopper.
"The funniest part about this link is where it says, "this no fly zone is allegedly in place due to the flood waters and has no relation to the
plant whatsoever" yeah, true, those planes could be damaged or affected from that rising water by God, LMAO"
On another smaller site I frequent some of the "locals" explained the "real" reason for the no-fly zones was that the plants had helicopters
assigned to them. The helicopters were used for inspections and to ferry supplies, including sandbags and material from safe lay down yards. The
"no fly zone" was for the safety and convenience of these choppers.
It's sad the berm was breached. I still think the "F" (Fukushima) word doesn't apply.
What MSM is not telling you is that the NRC people could be complete idiots and it wouldn't matter. The employees at power plants are usually the
best of the best, even more so at Nuke Plants. The Operators, Plant Engineers, Wiremen, Pipefitters, Instrument Technicians, etc will be VERY good at
what they do. Rest assured they are doing every thing humanly possible to keep us and their families safe.