Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Japan has another nuclear event - fire this time

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:14 AM
Original message
Japan has another nuclear event - fire this time


http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index.php?smp=&lang=eng


Area: Japan, Niigata Prefecture, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, Kashiwazaki


A fire broke out at a nuclear power plant in northern Japan and a worker was sickened by smoke inhalation, but there was no release of radioactivity, the plant operator said Monday. A small fire broke out at a turbine facility at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear complex during welding of pipes aimed at enhancing quake resistance, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said in a statement. A worker was sickened from inhaling smoke, but not seriously, said the company, known as TEPCO. The fire was extinguished within one hour and there was no radiation leak from the incident, the company said. The cause of the fire was under investigation, TEPCO said. The nuclear power complex, which suffered extensive damage in an earthquake last year, has been out of service and undergoing repairs.
-----------------------------------

they have been having one thing or the other happen in their nuke plants for some time.

don't think its just happening in Japan. our nuke plants have fires and explosions, etc. all the time too.

nuke plants should NOT have fires, explosions, leaks, etc. period. only on very rare occasions if at all.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:33 AM
Response to Original message
1. Sigh...how many times will Tokyo be destroyed by giant radioactive monsters...
...before the Japanese learn to take better care of their nuclear stockpiles?

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:36 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. you joke about things nuclear?


you must be young
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:43 AM
Response to Reply #2
3. I am, but I've also seen "Dr. Strangelove"...
...which proves that jokes about nuclear catastrophe have been around almost as long as the nukes themselves.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:56 AM
Response to Reply #3
7. oh SNAP!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:48 AM
Response to Reply #2
5. Like that rascally youthful hooligan Peter Sellers?
n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ben_meyers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:47 AM
Response to Original message
4. And coal fired plants shouldn't pollute and kill the miners
and gas and oil fired plants shouldn't destroy the countryside with drilling rigs, and wind farms shouldn't make that annoying noise, kill birds and spoil our view of the bay and hydroelectric dams shouldn't endanger the Snail Darter. And on and on and on.

I only wish I could power my stuff with the "magic fairy dust" that you use, but it hasn't gotten to some of us poor slobs yet.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:51 AM
Response to Reply #4
6. its a free country, you can stick your head in the sand if you want to
nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ben_meyers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:03 PM
Response to Reply #6
10. I was going to ask were you stick the plug for
your computer, but suddenly I don't want to know.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NutmegYankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:58 AM
Response to Original message
8. I don't see a nuclear "event". This is a false headline
It was a welding sparked fire at the turbines, which are not radioactive, and are seen in oil, gas, and coal powered plants. And the plant wasn't operating at the time.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:00 PM
Response to Original message
9. It was a fire, they break out at industrial facilities all the time. Nothing to do with nuclear
No place should have fires, you're right about that, but it says quite clearly this happened in a place where welding was being done and that alone should have told you that this was no more and no less than a routine industrial event that has nothing what so ever to do with it happening at a nuclear facility and there is no indication that anything related to a nuclear release happened so all you are doing is riling up fear and loathing for nuclear-whatever when there is no cause for it. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:19 PM
Response to Reply #9
11. I'm not ashamed


RSOE called it a nuclear event. and I agree.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:21 PM
Response to Original message
12. Oh, good. I'm glad the system is working perfectly. Just like 3 Mile Island. That was
cause for celebration, I've been told by smart people here. :sarcasm:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:25 PM
Response to Original message
13. Sounds like all the safety procedures worked...
and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Sid
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Sep 23rd 2014, 11:39 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC