Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Slippery Slopes to Extinction

More problems with reactor re-starts in Japan:
Latest mishap at restarted Takahama reactor leaves Kansai Electric in the dark, The Asahi Shimbun, March 1, 2016, http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201603010066

Just three days after restarting, a reactor at the Takahama nuclear power plant came to a sudden halt when an automatic stop signal activated Feb. 29, the second recent incident that has local officials concerned.

The stoppage occurred in the No. 4 reactor at the plant in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, in which radioactive water had been found leaking from a pipe on Feb. 20.

Radioactive material was not emitted in the latest mishap, according to Kansai Electric Power Co.
Meanwhile, conditions at Fukushima Daiichi haven't looked so good on TEPCO cam 1: