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13 March 2011 @ 07:55 pm
And The Irony Is...  
So ironic that the cause of the problem with the Fukushima reactors is that they can't get power. Physician, heal thyself. Or, power plant, power thyself, as it were.

... Four hours of live NHK News. I can't count how many aftershocks I've watched live now. Overloaded now.

*sigh* Explosion confirmed in the Fukushima Daiichi reactor #3. The live image shows one of the buildings is just... gone. The good news just keeps rolling in. I think I need to stop watching this.
(Anonymous) on March 19th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
no surprise
diablo canyon is similarly designed: it requires grid power in order to run the spinup / spindown systems. I'm sure they have some backup generators on site. No clue what would happen if they were disabled (like happened in Fukushima).

It takes a LOT of power to bring these things up.