Skip to comments.Japan: All Reactors Halted at Hamaoka N-Plant(preemptive shutdown)
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at jen.jiji.com ...
If water had not gotten into the deisel fuel of the backup generators, there would not have been any problem at all in Japan
It wasn’t just that “water got into the fuel tanks”, the tanks themselves were swept away by the Tsunami.
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