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Japan: All Reactors Halted at Hamaoka N-Plant(preemptive shutdown)
Jiji Press ^ | 05/14/11

Posted on 05/14/2011 9:36:12 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

All Reactors Halted at Hamaoka N-Plant

Nagoya, May 14 (Jiji Press)--Chubu Electric Power Co. <9502> on Saturday stopped the operation of the last active reactor at its Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan.

The No. 5 reactor, with an output capacity of 1.38 million kilowatts, stopped generating electricity at 10:15 a.m. (1:15 a.m. GMT).

After that, the plant operator fully inserted control rods, which are used for controlling nuclear fission, and shut down the reactor.

The No. 4 reactor, which stopped operating on Friday, reached cold shutdown at 11:45 p.m. on that day.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fukushima; hamaoka; radiation; reactor

1 posted on 05/14/2011 9:36:14 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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2 posted on 05/14/2011 9:36:52 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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If water had not gotten into the deisel fuel of the backup generators, there would not have been any problem at all in Japan

3 posted on 05/14/2011 9:53:17 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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It wasn’t just that “water got into the fuel tanks”, the tanks themselves were swept away by the Tsunami.

4 posted on 05/14/2011 11:17:45 AM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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