Thursday, April 7, 2011

TEPCO's Onagawa Nuclear Plant Loses Power After New Quake

NHK reports that TEPCO's nuclear power plant at Onagawa has lost 2 of its 3 outside power sources as a result of the massive new 7.4 M quake that hit NE Japan Thursday night.  TEPCO does not need any new fronts to the nuclear disaster on its hands at Fukushima.
More as we hear it.

Onagawa nuclear plant loses part of outside power
Japan's nuclear agency says the quake on Thursday night disabled 2 out of the 3 outside power lines used at the Onagawa nuclear power plant in Miyagi Prefecture.

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says the plant has been using outside power lines to cool its nuclear fuel rods since the March 11th quake. The agency says after Thursday's quake, the plant is using only one remaining power line.

The agency says there is no change in radiation levels around the plant as of just after midnight Thursday. The agency is trying to confirm the current status at the plant.
Friday, April 08, 2011 01:30 +0900 (JST)