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July 9, 2012 - Tokyo Electric Power Company
Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station When the Tsunami hit
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Originally posted by MmmPie
You should have posted the phot showing that tower in the bottom right of the third picture before and after the wave hit. Show's a little more as to how deep the water got (depending on how big that structure is).
Cool find though!
Seems like this place was a disaster waiting to happen....
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
It's so basic and so simple it's impossible to believe but their breakwater worked like it was designed and they didn't get the same kind of total clean sweep wave other areas got. Two things made it all happen. Just two things had to go wrong.
1. The main power grid failed.
2. On-site backup power failed.
As insane as it is to say, a nuclear power plant's survival depends on outside electricity. Reactors 5 and 6 at Fukushima should still be 100% operational and perfectly undamaged. They sit just north of the line of the lower 4 and at a very slight elevation above them. Just that small difference of placing the generators alone would have prevented the whole thing, and that's the truth. The generators had the whole thing running fine in the logs right to the moment the wave hit and washed them away. The quake did minor damage like they all do over there.