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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:22 AM

South Korea finds cracks in control rod tunnels at nuclear plant

Source: Reuters

South Korean nuclear regulators have found microscopic cracks in tunnels that guide control rods at a nuclear plant under maintenance, government officials said on Friday, raising new concerns over the country's nuclear power sector.

The discovery of the cracks at the reactor comes just days after two reactors at the same plant in Yeonggwang county, in the southwest of the country, were shut down to replace parts that had been provided with forged certificates.

South Korea is investigating how thousands of parts for its nuclear reactors were supplied using forged safety documents, with regulators set to inspect all 23 of the country's facilities - a move that could test public support for the industry and threaten billions of dollars worth of exports.

"There are cracks in six tunnels. The reactor has been halted since October 18 for regular maintenance and now the process has been extended by a further 47 days for repair of the cracks," said a spokeswoman for the presidential Korea Nuclear Safety and Security Commission.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/09/us-korea-nuclear-idUSBRE8A80D420121109



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Reply South Korea finds cracks in control rod tunnels at nuclear plant (Original post)
Bosonic Nov 2012 OP
DCKit Nov 2012 #1
davidpdx Nov 2012 #2
Qanisqineq Nov 2012 #3
davidpdx Nov 2012 #6
Qanisqineq Nov 2012 #8
davidpdx Nov 2012 #9
Qanisqineq Nov 2012 #10
davidpdx Nov 2012 #11
Kolesar Nov 2012 #4
madokie Nov 2012 #5
Kolesar Nov 2012 #7

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:36 AM

1. Fuck off, it's nuclear and all safe.

 

Y'all haven't been paying attention.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:14 AM

2. And the news just keeps getting better for us in Korea

Geez...what else is wrong with these plants? Is it going to take a Chernobyl type meltdown to get these people to actually fully inspect all the nuclear plants.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:58 AM

3. yeah, I'm in Korea, too

This sounds just great

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Response to Qanisqineq (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:55 AM

6. Where are you in Korea

I'm up in Bucheon. The nuclear power plant is west of Gwangju.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:51 AM

8. I'm in Daegu n/t

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Response to Qanisqineq (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:54 PM

9. I was there my first year in Korea

Hotter than hell during the summer. Of course most of Korea is as well.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:37 PM

10. I was told this was the hottest area in Korea

and I've been "enjoying" it for 7 years

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Response to Qanisqineq (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:38 AM

11. It is

Egads, I can't take that. Even up here near Seoul is pretty damn hot June, July and August.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:54 AM

4. Davis-Besse nuke on Lake Erie had cracked nozzles and faked inspection documents, too...eom

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:38 AM

5. For the most part

Lying and obfuscation is the nuclear industries MO. Always has been and I suspect always will be

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Response to madokie (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:42 AM

7. "Get it online or you're fired"

So much for ethics.

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