Thursday, August 02, 2007

Helpful English Language Links on the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant

In the immediate aftermath of last month's earthquake in Japan that led to the shutdown of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, it was hard to find reliable English language sources of information. Now, thanks to our friends at the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF), we have a comprehensive list of Web sites and sources you can rely on.

JAIF English home page


Japan Nuclear Technology Institute (JANTI) English home page

Tokyo Electric Power Company's English home page
  • Press Releases section provides first-hand information on the updated plant status and impact of the earthquake.

Nuclear Safety Commission

Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station (Niigata Prefecture)

2 comments:

robert merkel said...

One of the more interesting bits in the reports was about the emergency reponse:

"The door to the emergency response office, set up in the administration building, was initially jammed, denying access to workers who tried to use the emergency phones there that had direct connections to the local government and local fire department.The suspension of water supplies means that most toilet facilities, with some exceptions, remain unavailable. These experiences provide a valuable lesson in formulating response to future emergencies."

No matter how well prepared you are for contingencies, there's always something to learn from experience.

Anonymous said...

US plants have porta-johns available for both the EOF and control room. That's in addition to food, water, first aid supplies and other survival needs for 30 days.

Matthew B.