Posted by feww on March 19, 2017
How Do You Say ‘Duck-n-Cover’ in Japanese?
Japanese authorities teach schoolkids how to “Duck-n-Cover” —Reports
[Prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]
- Report is available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.
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Posted by feww on April 8, 2016
Defective fuel rods force reactor shutdown at Finland’s Olkiluoto 1
“Defective fuel rods have been found at OL1 nuclear power plant unit. Electricity production at the plant unit will be stopped for the duration of the work on Monday 11 April 2016,” according to a press release issued by Teollisuuden Voima nuclear power company.
Radioactive substances have been released from the defective fuel rods into the reactor water, the company said.
The reactor core has a total of 500 fuel assemblies, with about one hundred fuel rods embedded in in each assembly.
The BWR reactor became operational in October 1979.
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Posted by feww on January 20, 2008
World’s Most Powerful Nuclear Power Plant Under Construction at Olkiluoto [At least 2 years behind schedule; US$1.5billion over budget!]
Finland’s Prime Minister recently declared: “I don’t see that nuclear plants can be a global answer [to climate change.]” He added: “It can not be the only answer.”
Is he pained, frustrated and bitter because just a few days ago his country’s biggest power plant had a reactor scram [rapid emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor] due to the “wrong” type of ice blocking the cooling system inflow (see below)? OR does he whine and lament because Finland’s Olkiluoto 3, their fifth nuke plant, is at least 2 years behind schedule and about 22 percent, €700million (~ US$1billion), over budget (and that doesn’t include the cost of decommissioning)?
Production cost of electricity from the 1600MW Olkiluoto 3 plant? Take a guess, any figure higher than US$4,000/kW could do. [That would be pure speculation, of course!]
[quote] Production break at the Olkiluoto 2 unit
The Olkiluoto power plant unit OL2 had a reactor scram this morning when frazil ice at the sea water intake screens weakened sea water flow. Warm water is circulated to the intake channel to melt down frazil ice. During the production break also other prepair work will be done at the unit and the unit is expected to be reconnected to the main grid on Sunday.
The incident did not have any safety or environmental impacts.
For further information, please, contact:
Mr Mikko Kosonen, Senior Vice President, Production,
tel. + 358 50 358 9266.
[Updated January 20, 2008]
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