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Battle to Stabilize Earthquake Damaged Reactors

Battle to Stabilize Earthquake Damaged Reactors

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Battle to Stabilize Earthquake Damaged Reactors - Fukushima Daichi and Daini Nuclear Power Plants
Battle to Stabilize Earthquake Damaged Reactors - Fukushima Daichi and Daini Nuclear Power Plants

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Battle to stabilize EarthquakeDamaged Reactors - FukushimaDaichi and Daini Nuclear PowerPlants
12 March 2011
UPDATE 6: 10.15 am GMT 
Attention is focused on the
 
Fukushima Daiichi and Daini nuclear power plants as Japanstruggles to cope in the aftermath of its worst earthquake in recorded history.
 
An explosionhas been seen at the site.
 
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Three of Fukushima Daiichi's six reactors were in operation when yesterday's quake hit, at whichpoint they shut down automatically and commenced removal of residual heat with the help of emergency diesel generators. These suddenly stopped about an hour later, and this has been putdown to tsunami flooding by the
 
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
 
Fukushima Daiichi
 
Unit 1- 439 MWe BWR, 1971- Automatically shut down- Water level decreasing- Pressure release implemented- Explosion observed with unknowneffectUnit 2- 760 MWe BWR,
 
1974- Automatically shut down- Water level lower but steady- Preparations for pressure release
 
Unit 3- 760 MWe BWR, 1976- Automatically shut down- Preparations for pressure release
 
Unit 4- 760 MWe BWR,
 
1978- Shut for periodic inspection
 
Unit 5- 760 MWe BWR,
 
1978
 
- Shut for periodic inspection
 
Unit 6- 1067 MWe BWR,
 
1979- Shut for periodic inspection
 
Fukushima Daini
 
Unit 1-
 
1067 MWe BWR,
 
1982- Automatically shut down- Offsite power available- Water level stable
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- Preparations for pressure release
 
Unit 2
 
- 1067 MWe BWR, 1984- Automatically shut down- Offsite power available- Water level stable- Preparations for pressure release
 
Unit 3- 1067 MWe BWR,
 
1985- Automatically shut down- Offsite power available- Water level stable- Preparations for pressure release
 
Unit 4- 1067 MWe BWR, 1987- Automatically shut down- Offsite power available- Water level stable- Preparations for pressure release
 
The loss of the diesels led the plant owners Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) toimmediately notify the government of a
 
technical
 
emergency situation, which allows officials totake additional precautionary measures.Even now, the primary focus of work at the site remains to connect enough portable powermodules to fully replace the diesels and enable the full operation of 
cooling systems.
 
Pressure and releases
Without enough power for cooling systems, decay heat from the reactor cores of units 1, 2 and 3has gradually reduced coolant water levels through evaporation. The consequent increasein
 
pressure in the coolant circuit can be managed via
 
pressure release valves. However, this leadsto an increase in pressure within the reactor building containment. Tepco has said that thepressure within the containment of Fukushima Daiichi 1 has reached around 840 kPa, comparedto reference levels of 400 kPa.
 
The company has decided to manage this "for those units that cannot confirm certain levels of water injection" by means of a controlled release of air and water vapour to the atmosphere.Because this water has been through the reactor core, this would inevitably mean a certainrelease of radiation.
 
The IAEA said this would be filtered to retain radiation within thecontainment.
 
Tepco has confirmed it was in the process of relieving pressure at unit 1 whilepreparing to do the same for units 2 and 3
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Uh, please ignore that man behind the curtain, the great and powerful OZ has the situation under complete control...no need to be concerned or alarmed, all is well in the merry old land of Oz.--Frank L. Baum (author of the legends of Oz books)
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