Saturday, December 6, 2014

Updates on Nuclear Plant Disasters

Ukraine issued a very brief press release stating that reactor 3 is now up and running:

Unit number 3 Zaporizhia nuclear power plant connected to the network
December 5, 2014 at 21 hours 15 minutes unit number 3 Zaporizhia nuclear power plant taken out of maintenance and is connected to the network. At the moment, Zaporizhzhya NPP in is 5 units. The total capacity of 4670 MW generators. With strict adherence to the schedule runs planned average repair unit №1, works on reconstruction and modernization. Comments to the work of the main equipment operating units not. [end]
I have no way of verifying this news, which was repeated without details in the Kiev Post Ukraine's aging nuclear power plants located in the midst of violent civil war remain extraordinary VULNERABLE.

Fukushima Daiichi emissions from unit 1 are most definitely DOWN with the roof panel back in place. Unit 3 continues to emit visible radioactive steam/smoke/or whatever is coming out. I've cropped a screenshot from this morning dated Dec 7 00:46 (AM) today: