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Japan: Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool
Japan Today ^ | Aug. 30, 2014

Posted on 08/30/2014 5:38:19 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool

→National Aug. 30, 2014 - 06:55AM JST ( 28 )

TOKYO —

A 400-kilogram machine part fell into a nuclear fuel pool at Japan’s crippled Fukushima plant Friday, the operator said.

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), said it had not detected any significant changes in radiation readings or in the level of pool water at the No. 3 reactor.

A massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 ravaged Japan’s northeastern coast and wrecked the plant, sparking meltdowns at three of its six reactors.

(Excerpt) Read more at japantoday.com ...


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

1 posted on 08/30/2014 5:38:19 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; sushiman; Ronin; AmericanInTokyo; gaijin; struggle; DTogo; GATOR NAVY; Iris7; ...

P!


2 posted on 08/30/2014 5:38:51 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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To: TigerLikesRooster
Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool

I really HATE IT when that happens ...

3 posted on 08/30/2014 5:41:27 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Ken522

At least someone will get a good deal on some used
heavy equipment, a “hot” deal so to speak.


4 posted on 08/30/2014 5:44:48 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Well, that’s a, “Darnnit!”


5 posted on 08/30/2014 5:46:07 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Any volunteers to fish that out of there??


6 posted on 08/30/2014 5:46:35 AM PDT by Moorings
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To: TigerLikesRooster
A 400-kilogram machine part fell into a nuclear fuel pool at Japan’s crippled Fukushima plant Friday, the operator said.

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), said it had not detected any significant changes in radiation readings or in the level of pool water at the No. 3 reactor.

Check with Archimedes about that last bit. I'm pretty sure the water level changed just a bit.

7 posted on 08/30/2014 5:48:52 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yeah, yeah, we ALL know that.

However, (comma), fuel pool levels are controlled:

1) Low level will cause pumps to start to add water to restore the level to a normal operating band.

2) A higher level is self correcting by overflow weirs and surge tanks.

So, in ‘nuclear-speak’ really what is said is that that 400kg component that fell into the pool did not breach the pool liner, resulting in a loss of water (level decreasing, or if you will, ‘significantly changing’)


8 posted on 08/30/2014 5:55:41 AM PDT by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It probably did but with the wind whipping up waves on the fuel pool since the structure that used to be over the pool is gone, it’s hard to tell.


9 posted on 08/30/2014 5:56:21 AM PDT by meatloaf
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10 posted on 08/30/2014 5:57:35 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Moorings

So that’s where the Transformers came from...


11 posted on 08/30/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: RoadGumby
Yeah, yeah, we ALL know that.

Well ... did you know that 15 minutes can save you 15% on your car insurance?

12 posted on 08/30/2014 6:03:02 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: ClearCase_guy

That’not how this works.

That’s not how any of this works!


13 posted on 08/30/2014 6:08:41 AM PDT by VRWCarea51 (The original 1998 version)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The minor rise wasn’t detectable because of the leaks.


14 posted on 08/30/2014 6:22:37 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Wake me up when the China Syndrome occurs.


15 posted on 08/30/2014 6:24:49 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Relatively speaking then, this is just a glitch.


16 posted on 08/30/2014 6:26:44 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Patiently waiting for the jack booted kick at my door.)
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To: Delta 21

Tepco can’t run nuke power cleanly, even without earthquakes, tsunamis, and Godzilla. Of course they are going to be a train wreck when disaster hits.


17 posted on 08/30/2014 6:31:50 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
おっと!私たちの悪い。
18 posted on 08/30/2014 6:47:16 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Moorings

Fish it out and sell it to ISIS.


19 posted on 08/30/2014 6:57:24 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Ebola: Death is a lagging indicator.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

400 kilogram = 900#
heavy??


20 posted on 08/30/2014 7:00:24 AM PDT by sasquatch
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To: sasquatch

Exactly. Another word sodomized by so-called journalists. Heavy equipment includes cranes, crawlers, and the like, not some 900# part.


21 posted on 08/30/2014 7:15:27 AM PDT by SgtHooper (Anyone who remembers the 60's, wasn't there!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This sounds like it was a tool being used to remove or move spent fuel rods in the pool (if that is the “pool” being referred to here). Not a problem, except for those extra 400kg of dead weight that could comprise the structure of the damaged pool. Sounds like something to keep an eye on. If the crane over the pool is damaged they will need to spend a lot more money and time to build a new one. I have a hard time thinking a chain or coupling or hook made the thing break and fall. The entire crane assembly may be damaged, and this means that the work to remove the spent fuel is delayed and compromised. What we don’t want to hear about, is if the pool collapses. That would be major suckage.


22 posted on 08/30/2014 8:18:55 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Nice catch, FRiend. But the article DID mention the volume of the equipment. I can call safe on the no detected water level change for equipment that small. I’m certain it was some kind of robot.


23 posted on 08/30/2014 8:21:24 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: All

What is the Japanese word for “Ooops”?


24 posted on 08/30/2014 8:23:15 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: lefty-lie-spy

A 400kg “operating console” sounds like bullshit though. There is some obfuscation going on here. An operating console is usually a 2kg laptop computer. This thing was a crane part.


25 posted on 08/30/2014 8:24:28 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: exit82

No China syndrome at Fukushima. It is a Pacific syndrome. They built the facility over an aquifer.


26 posted on 08/30/2014 9:54:49 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

And betting this isn’t the first thing that’s fallen in.


27 posted on 08/30/2014 12:09:36 PM PDT by bgill
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To: justa-hairyape

To be fair, of the 3 nuclear reactor cores washing into the Pacific ocean on a daily basis for the past 3 years, some of that material continues to generate enough heat to cause steam and may slowly be edging down toward China. Who knows, maybe a little of the 3 nuclear cores won’t end up in the Pacific...


28 posted on 08/31/2014 6:44:07 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote
Hard to figure that people are worried about equipment falling into reactor 3 spent fuel pool. Did they see the initial explosion ? Tepco recently admitted the explosion occurred after meltout from the pressure vessel. And that reactor had the MOX core. Silly apes.
29 posted on 09/01/2014 8:38:44 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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