Friday, December 07, 2012

Fukushima Reactors Stable After 7.3 Magnitude Quke

Official points to affected area on map.
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Japan overnight, triggering tsunami warnings across the island nation, but fortunately the warnings were lifted soon after and the quakes caused very little damage.

Of course, we've got out eyes on the situation at Fukushima Daiichi, and things there look quiet according to ABC News:
No damage has been reported at monitoring posts and water treatment facilities at the reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, the nuclear facility that was devastated by tsunami waters after the 2011 quake, according to the Tokyo Electric Power Company. All the workers were moved to higher ground on the site and told to stay inside after the tsunami warning.
For a look at what the U.S. nuclear industry has done in the wake of Fukushima, please consult our Safety First microsite.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Camera inspection of Unit 2 vent pipes on Dec. 11 identified leak from possible fractures in suppression chamber. They haven't speculated on a cause.

http://www.nucpros.com/content/tepco-unable-locate-source-leak-fukushima-reactor