Thursday, July 14, 2011

NHK: Nitrogen Injection to Begin at #3

Nitrogen injection to begin at No.3 reactor

"The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is set to begin injecting nitrogen into the No.3 reactor containment vessel to prevent a hydrogen explosion.

Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency gave the go-ahead to Tokyo Electric Power Company on Thursday, after confirming the appropriateness and safety of the injection plan. The utility plans to begin the procedure later in the day.

Tokyo Electric has already begun injecting nitrogen into the No.1 and No.2 reactors, but work at the No.3 reactor was delayed due to high radiation levels.

It had aimed to begin the injection at the damaged No.3 reactor by Sunday."

MAJIA HERE: How Many Times Have I Posted this Headline? Countless times is the answer!

Unit #3 is the unit where nightly steam releases are seen, regularly. Unit #3 is the unit I saw flames at a couple of weeks back. Unit #3 is the unit that is in danger of another hydrogen explosion.

I hope they can inject the nitrogen before the incoming storm that is projected to be severe....

Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:31 +0900 (JST

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