US transports coolants Japan as cooling systems fails in nuclear plants

US transports coolants to Japan as cooling systems fails in nuclear plants

4:41 PM, 8th June 2011
US transports coolants to Japan as cooling systems fails in nuclear plants
Fire at refinery in Chiba Prefecture (state) after earthquake (AP Photo)

Japan declares Nuclear Emergency as cooling system fails at Fukushima. Some news agencies were of the view that there was a power failure at Fukushima, which shut down the reactor coolant systems and that the back-up generators failed as well.


TOKYO, JAPAN: The cooling system failed at three reactors of the quake-hit Fukushima number 2 nuclear power plant Saturday, said the operator Tokyo Electric Power Co as reported by Kyodo News agency. The company, which has already scrambled to deal with radiation leaks at its Fukushima number 1 plant, notified the industry ministry that the failsafe system at the number 2 plant stopped functioning as the temperature of coolant water has topped 100 C.

More than 1,000 people were feared dead after Friday’s 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan, generating a 10-metre-high tsunami that swept away people, cars, boats, crops and buildings. It was the strongest tremor ever recorded in quake-prone Japan. The quake generated tsunami alerts across the Pacific, as far away as Chile and nearly 50 countries have been put on high alert.


Concerns had been raised earlier Friday after the electrical system that supplies the cooling system failed at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, operated by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. The reactor’s radioactive core needs continued cooling to prevent a meltdown.


Mobile power supplies were delivered to the plant to restore the system, which had been operating on batteries, the industry news outlet World Nuclear News said, citing an official statement.


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the US Air Force in Japan had transported coolant to the plant.

© IANS News



Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Dr Shah Oct 16 2017, At 2:27 pm

BELSIL EG 6000 BELSIL ADM 8105 EBELSIL DM 5700 E Three samples for skin care requested

Related News

DuPont plans to generate $ 1 billion in revenues from bio-based offerings

NEW YORK, US: DuPont is uniquely positioned to deliver clean technology opportunities, including both advanced biomaterials and biofuels, Craig F Bine ...

Read more
Dow to invest $ 100 million to reduce energy use, GHG emissions

MIDLAND, US: The Dow Chemical Company announced that it will accelerate energy efficiency and conservation improvements within its operations throug ...

Read more
WACKER expands Polysilicon production at two plants in Germany

The debottlenecking will increase capacity by a total of 10,000 metric tons per year. Investment volumes will total some € 130 million and start ...

Read more
Arkema to tap PVDF growth market, starts production plant in China

COLOMBES, FRANCE: Arkema has just brought on stream successfully and on schedule its new Kynar PVDF production fluorinated polymer plant at its Chan ...

Read more
NOVA signs agreement for purchase of ethane supply

CALGARY, CANADA: NOVA Chemicals announced the execution of definitive agreements with Hess Corporation (Hess) and Vantage Pipeline Canada Inc/Vantag ...

Read more
NIPPON SHOKUBAI announces new President

  TOKYO, JAPAN: Nippon Shokubai Co Ltd announced a change of President and Chairman, which was resolved at its board meeting held on February ...

Read more uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X