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Friday, April 8, 2011

Japan : Aftershock puts nuclear plants on emergency power

Via NHK News :

" Japan's nuclear agency says the quake that struck northeastern Japan on Thursday, disabled all but one outside power supply line at the Onagawa nuclear power plant in Miyagi Prefecture.

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says 2 of the 3 power lines became unavailable and the plant is using the only remaining line to cool its nuclear reactors.

It says the cooling systems of 3 spent fuel pools were disabled at one point, but had all been restored.

The agency reports no abnormal radiation readings at the plant.

At the Fukushima Daiichi and Daini nuclear power plants, instrument readings and radiation monitors showed no changes following the quake.

At the Higashidori nuclear power plant in Aomori Prefecture, the quake shut down all outside power lines, prompting the plant to switch on emergency diesel power generators."

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