Official: 2 Japanese plants struggling to cool radioactive material
Reactors at two Japanese power plants can no longer cool radioactive substances, a government official said Saturday, adding that a small leak had been detected at one of the facilities.
Atomic material has seeped out of one of the Fukushima Daiichi plant's five nuclear reactors, about 160 miles (260 kilometers) north of Tokyo, said Kazuo Kodama, a spokesman for Japan's nuclear regulatory agency.
Potentially dangerous problems in cooling radioactive material appear to have cropped up there, as well as at another of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. nuclear plants, Ichiro Fujisaki, Japan's ambassador to the United States, confirmed to CNN.
The Fukushima Daini and Fukushima Daiichi power plants are separate facilities located in different towns in northeastern Japan's Fukushima prefecture. Each one has its own set of individual nuclear reactors.
Kodama said the cooling system had failed at three of the four such units of the Daini plant.
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This is just one issue - there are fault lines across the entire planet, and no such thing as an earthquake free zone. They may be more rare in some places, but the plates are always shifting, and even the largest plates can have a tremor felt in the center if the snap is hard enough. It's not even addressing the issues of where to dispose of the waste that remains toxic longer than civilizations survive.
Nope, never did. I was a kid but remember 3 mile island and Chernobyl.
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I posted about this yesterday and was called a fear monger
No. You wanted to JUMP to CONCLUSIONS and question if this is the next Chernobyl.. If you wanted to discuss the future of Nuclear Power in the aftermath of this Earthquake/Tsunami, then you should have asked that question... You really don't "get it", do you?
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