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One area of scrutiny is the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex's back-up diesel-powered generators, which are below ground level and housed in secure rooms. The 13 generators are intended to kick in when the plant loses power.
The Japanese plant lost power during Friday's earthquake. The three reactors in operation shut off automatically as designed, but a lack of electricity left workers unable to operate their cooling systems, leading to overheating. Tepco says the tsunami paralyzed all but one backup generator. Their fuel tanks, which were kept above ground, appear to have been washed away.
Originally posted by Mianeye
Lazy thread is lazy...
This i s a worst case scenario, and it all depent on the backup system provided for such a scenario.
At Fukushima everything went wrong, cause one tsunami took out every backup available.
How it would have turned out, is only to imagine, if those backup system were not placed right next to the reactors.
In this scenario it propably would be different, as it's all about fuel for the backup generators that could go wrong.
If fuel is available, i don't think it would turn out as bad as Fukushima.
Let's hope they learned from Fukushima, and they have taken precausion for what ever may happen.
...If fuel is available...
Originally posted by Mkoll
reply to post by Phage
I admit that I have no specific knowledge on how solar activity could damage our stuff, but at least I was right about electronics getting damaged and transformers exploding
To what extent do you think that this kind of activity could disrupt nuclear power plant activities phage?edit on 30-3-2012 by Mkoll because: (no reason given)