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The Oil Drum | Fukushima Open Thread - Tue 3/29
NHK-World just announced that smoke could be seen rising from the Fukushima Daini (yes Daini) plant as of 6pm Japan time (about 1hr ago). No further info given. Edit: Reactor 1 turbine building said to be source of smoke at Daini.

Can't see anything on their site myself

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Mar 30th, 2011 at 09:45:51 AM EST
Radioactive water removal hits snag, high iodine detected in sea | Kyodo News

On Wednesday evening, smoke was temporarily seen rising from a power distribution panel at the No. 1 reactor of the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant, some 10 kilometers south of the Daiichi power station, but it soon disappeared.

No radiation leak was confirmed from the site and nobody was injured in the incident, the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Mar 30th, 2011 at 10:20:16 AM EST
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TEPCO : Press Release | Smoke generation from the turbine building at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 2 (2nd Release)
On approximately 5:56 pm, March 30th 2011, TEPCO employee discovered smoke
generation from power panel (* )at the turbine building Unit 1 (Reactor cold
shoutdown). On 5:57 pm, March 30th 2011, TEPCO immediately reported this
incident to the fire department.

Subsequently the fire department consisting of TEPCO employee inspected the
area. On approximately 6:13 pm, March 30th 2011,we confirmed the smoke
generation stopped after interrupt electrical supply to the power panel.

From now, the fire department will conduct inspection around the area.

TEPCO will also conduct an investigation into a cause in detail.
This incident will not cause any effect of radiation externally.
(Previously announced on March 30th, 2011)

On 7:15 pm, March 30th 2011, the fire department made a judgmental decision
that this incident was caused fault of the power panel, they found no signs
of fire.

(* ) power panel: power supply board to supply electricity to the motor of
    a drawing water pump to the outdoor duct.<!-- press body -->



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Mar 30th, 2011 at 11:21:37 AM EST
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