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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 10:55 AM
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two nuke plant events, one in Japan, one in US
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Edited on Tue May-05-09 10:56 AM by ensho

Area: USA, State of South Carolina, Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Power Plant, Jenkinsville nuclear plant

A small leak in the cooling water ventilation system of the reactor building at SCE&G's Jenkinsville nuclear plant has been reported to federal regulators. The leaking water is not radioactive and the problem does not involve any safety systems at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, utility spokesman Robert Yanity said Monday. "It is a maintenance issue more than anything else," Yanity said. Although protocol involves notification of state and local emergency authorities, the leak is not a threat to public safety, Yanity said. The leak was first noticed at 3:10 a.m. Sunday in the reactor building, according to a report posted on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Web site. Federal authorities said the leak amounted to a little more than one-third a gallon per hour. "They haven't exactly found the leak, but after an examination of the water, inspectors feel confident it is from a fresh-water cooling system," said Joey Ledford, spokesman for the agency's Atlanta office. SCE&G is continuing to monitor the leak and a "corrective action plan to definitely identify where the leak is coming from will be developed," the NRC statement said. Columbia-based South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. and its state-operated partner, Santee Cooper, own the 966-megawatt commercial reactor unit in northwest Fairfield County. The utilities are seeking federal permission to add two 1,117-megawatt units.

Area: Japan, Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant, Omaezaki city

Chubu Electric Power Co (9502.T) said the Hamaoka No.4 reactor was manually shut down on Tuesday afternoon. The No. 4 reactor at the plant in the Hamaoka nuclear power plant was shut down after high hydrogen concentration was observed at its gaseous waste disposal system.

no more nuke plants or coal toxic ponds, or animal shit ponds

gives nature's ponds a bad name

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  -two nuke plant events, one in Japan, one in US ensho  May-05-09 10:55 AM   #0 
  - It's horrible how those events killed hundreds.  konnichi wa   May-05-09 10:58 AM   #1 
  - where did you hear they killed hundreds? do you have a link?  ensho   May-05-09 10:59 AM   #2 
     - Get your sarcasmometer recalibrated.  konnichi wa   May-05-09 11:07 AM   #3 
        - like I didn't know where you were coming from  ensho   May-05-09 11:30 AM   #5 
           - From an understanding that the facilities and their operators functioned perfectly?  konnichi wa   May-05-09 11:37 AM   #6 
  - No, not a water leak! That water is used to make steam! Dripping water will be our doom!  bobbert   May-05-09 11:20 AM   #4 
  - ...  Javaman   May-05-09 11:40 AM   #7 
  - It's not the safety factor of nuclear plants that is the problem  NV Whino   May-05-09 12:12 PM   #8 
     - I propose Las Vegas. You know what they say about it!  konnichi wa   May-05-09 06:01 PM   #10 
     - Sure it's the waste, but not just the waste.  OHDEM   May-05-09 06:08 PM   #11 
        - Sorry, but Sternglass is a WAY over the hill, senile old fart.  konnichi wa   May-05-09 06:18 PM   #13 
           - I don't know Sternglass personally, but calling him an old fart ...  OHDEM   May-05-09 06:23 PM   #14 
              - I myself am an old fart...and a non-senile scientist.  konnichi wa   May-05-09 06:47 PM   #15 
  - My God! What if steam escaped?! There would be steam everywhere!  Occam Bandage   May-05-09 12:14 PM   #9 
  - Also, I hear their coke machine is out of order  spoony   May-05-09 06:51 PM   #16 
  - OH NOES!!!!!!!!!  slutticus   May-05-09 06:13 PM   #12 

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