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Did they end up firing up the cooling system of the second reactor?
Well, the power was restored, but the cooling part is a tad confusing:
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Meanwhile, a total of 40 tons of seawater was pumped into the spent-fuel tank of the No. 2 unit, using a makeshift power source.
I don't really know what to make of this, but I'm guessing the cooling hasn't been properly restored yet or the news agencies would be all over it.
     
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The problem is, like I said, they ruined the pumps when they pumped seawater into the units, so we're sending replacements.
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The problem is, like I said, they ruined the pumps when they pumped seawater into the units, so we're sending replacements.
I suppose the last thing they were worrying about was getting that seawater filtered

I wonder what kind of damages it will have on the reactors as well
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I suppose the last thing they were worrying about was getting that seawater filtered

I wonder what kind of damages it will have on the reactors as well
It'll cause some rusting I think; at any rate the reactor cores have been rendered useless in units 1-4, though I don't think that matters right now given the reason for them doing it.
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It'll cause some rusting I think; at any rate the reactor cores have been rendered useless in units 1-4, though I don't think that matters right now given the reason for them doing it.
What they need to focus on is shutting them down safely...

They'll need to rebuild at any rate either way. Hopefully, upgrade this BWR/4
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I think they're pumping water via the fire trucks like they were before... seems to be working for now...
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What they need to focus on is shutting them down safely...

They'll need to rebuild at any rate either way. Hopefully, upgrade this BWR/4
Fukushima nuclear plant to be decommissioned: Gov't
Not much of a surprise there...
Even though the reactors could probably be rebuilt and modernized, try explaining that to the masses. IMO Fukushima NPP is screwed in this regard.
     
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Fukushima nuclear plant to be decommissioned: Gov't
Not much of a surprise there...
Even though the reactors could probably be rebuilt and modernized, try explaining that to the masses. IMO Fukushima NPP is screwed in this regard.
To be fair though... It was built in the 70's if I recall correctly...

Technology has advanced quite a bit... I hope that they take that into consideration.
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Grayish smoke seen billowing from Fukushima No. 3 reactor building
BREAKING NEWS: No change seen in radiation levels at troubled nuke plant after smoke (17:49)

^Kyodo

Quite peculiar. I wonder what that was all about.

EDIT:
BREAKING NEWS: Smoke also seen at Fukushima plant's No. 2 reactor: agency (19:16)
NEWS ADVISORY: Grayish smoke above No. 3 spent nuke fuel pool stopped: agency (19:21)



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I dunno if it's somewhat related, but I thought I'd like to share to you guys that we've just felt some small tremors here in the Philippines give or take an hour ago. I was phoned by my mom while I was out getting a haircut, and she warned me about it, even though she's a good 75KM away. She's no seismologist, but she pitches the impact to be at 4 to 5. This doesn't look too good, I'm hoping this isn't a prelude to anything.

Edit: Added source. Turns out it's 5.4

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Edited by Toransu - 3/21/11 at 5:27am
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