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NCNUKE has received an update from GE Hitachi headquarters in Wilmington NC.  It contains very insightful information.  Read their press release and NCNUKE’s take on it below.

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We at ncnuke have been going over the press release issued by GE Hitachi spokesman Michael Tetuan in order to give our readers some insight.    It indicates that the reactors funtioned well through the historically intense earthquake.  The tsunami was responsible for damaging the diesel powered backup generators, resulting in the power failure.  The press release indicates specifically one very interesting class of assistance.   Continue reading

     GE Hitachi Spokesman Michael Tetuan released the following statement to ncnuke. Continue reading

Japanese Authorities reported that the blast which occurred at the badly crippled Fukushima #3  damaged 4 out of 5 of the cooling pumps!  Blast damage has become an increasingly important part of this story.  These facilities in general are all about containment.  The buildup of explosive gas in this hostile environment has been hampering efforts to cool the reactors.

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Despite the unfolding tragedy in Japan.  GE Hitachi in Castle Hayne is reporting that all 44 workers are safe.  They are arranging for their safe return.  When a reactor needs service the utility brings in off site technicians to expedite the labor intensive work.  Jobs such as refueling and repairs require many more people than the utility has on staff.  This is because

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As we have discussed here before, The GE Mark 1 BWR (Boiling Water Reactor) has its root in the 1950,s.  Back then the engineers could not have imagined supporting this design in the year 2011.  It is sort of like trying to get a 1955 Chevy to meet all of todays safety and crash standards.  In fact GE has done a remarkable job.  It is also a testament to the sheer robustness of the design.

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