No problems reported at nuclear plants after quake: IAEA

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    some14some

    truth never comes so fast especially in Japan...troubles if any will be reported in coming months that too through foreign media.

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    Rick Kisa

    the IAEA would do japan a good service if they declare the country not fit for nuke plants because of it being prone to dangerous earthquakes. a tsunami 1 metre high thumped the coastline, even when the epicentre was 300km far away in the ocean. what would happen if the epicentre was directly under the nuke plants. IAEA should learn that it is also good business to put people's safety above abnormal profits. you have failed the japan test...

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    Ewan Huzarmy

    And news just coming in ...... the moon is definitely made of some form of brie.

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    Star-viking

    Rick KisaDec. 08, 2012 - 07:21AM JST

    a tsunami 1 metre high thumped the coastline, even when the epicentre was 300km far away in the ocean. what would happen if the epicentre was directly under the nuke plants.

    I don't think there's much chance of a tsunami if the quakes were under the nuke plants - that only seems to happen when the quake is at sea.

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    Pontepilate

    I deem the IAEA statement not more than another bureaucratic baloney...as the very agency concerned in every way with the Japanese authorities' reports after the March quake in Japan, reports which today are everyday to have been rife with falsehoods and cover-ups. Can't believe that with such an agency, we could find nuclear plants in a country like Japan, wanting in the most elementary of safety equipment and procedures for the personnel. Sorry, IAEA, spare us the white wash. All the plants have outdone their lifespan and its just a matter of time before they spill out their deadly contents...

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    Pontepilate

    I deem the IAEA statement not more than another bureaucratic baloney...as this very agency concurred in every way with the Japanese authorities' reports after the March quake in Japan, reports which today are everyday exposed to be rife with falsehoods and cover-ups. Can't believe that with such an agency, we could find nuclear plants in a country like Japan wanting even in the most elementary of safety equipment for the personnel. Sorry, IAEA, spare us the white wash. All the plants have outdone their lifespan and its just a matter of time before they spill out their deadly contents...

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    Farmboy

    they have detected no trouble

    Interpretation: Yes, well, could be, and it's cold, and nobody wants to go outside. Besides, the trouble-detecting guy only visits on Wednesday, so nobody has actually looked at the plant. "Have you detected any trouble, Vern?" "Not me, Charlie, and I ain't heard no alarms or nothin." "Well okay then...that's our story, and we're stickin with it."

  • 6

    Onniyama

    Seems we have heard this before.

  • 3

    YongYang

    No problems? Other than the continuing Level 7 catastrophes! No. NO PROBLEM!

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    Jim Greenidge

    Any word on how the gas and oil and chemical plants fared? Didn't even bother to check? Not very good reporting!

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    Yokota

    all it takes is a mega quake to hit those tanks stored up north with radioactive waste..and for that poison water to spill out and then "that's all she wrote" its all finished...all foreigners evacuate before its too late...

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    basroil

    Jim GreenidgeDec. 08, 2012 - 11:21AM JST

    Any word on how the gas and oil and chemical plants fared? Didn't even bother to check? Not very good reporting!

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-07/magnitude-7-3-quake-hits-northeast-japan-raising-tsunami-alerts.html

    Looks like no damage to anything this time around. Not like the last one where millions of dollars worth of oil caught fire and dozens of other plants and refineries suffered heavy damage.

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    Kazuaki Shimazaki

    Does that possibility that nothing much really happen even occur to you cynics. It is almost like you WANT another nuclear disaster.

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    marcelito

    Yeah, I,m sure if there was any damage it will not come out now before the election, but after , when the pro - nuke LDP is safely back in power ( with the usual bow and moushiwake arimasen and that's it ). Btw if this quake 2 weeks before the vote does not remind J- public about the ever present danger of earthquakes / nuclear reactor combination in this country and make them think long and hard about electing a proven pro nuke government , than I honestly don,t know what will.

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    cleo

    if there was any damage it will not come out now before the election, but after , when the pro - nuke LDP is safely back in power

    If the LDP get in, after the election all the NPPs including Fukushima will be absolutely safe and ready to switch on immediately.

    Btw if this quake 2 weeks before the vote does not remind J- public about the ever present danger of earthquakes / nuclear reactor combination in this country and make them think long and hard about electing a proven pro nuke government , than I honestly don,t know what will.

    This. I couldn't agree more.

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    zichi

    The Fukushima atomic power can only be considered to be "safe" once all the spent fuel from the pools, and the fuel in the reactors are removed. When TEPCO understands what do with the melted fuel, and the accumulation of tens of thousands of highly irradiated water, which is leaking at 400 tons/day into the reactor basements and probably the ocean.

    It will be several decades before the atomic plant can be considered to be "safe".

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    nandakandamanda

    Last year Fukushima was hit by a tsunami 13-15 meters high which took out the less than 6-meter-high sea wall. This year that coast has been hit by a one meter high tsunami. On the law of averages, how high could the next tsunami be and is it likely to come within the next year or two? Would a seven meter high tsunami be unrealistic? If not, why aren't they rebuilding, reinforcing or heightening the stonebags barrier?

    Incidentally, running searches just now found suggestions that abnormal fluctuations in pressure occurred in the Daini reactor building, indicating some kind of possible incident.

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    TheBigPicture

    The quakes are effecting the coruim, no doubt.

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    edojin

    Actually, the Friday night quake wasn't all that big. But officials are making a big deal out of it, saying, see ... the nuclear facilities are safe after all.

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