Two Of Three Power Systems Out At TEPCO Onagawa Plant

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hedgeless_horseman's picture

Ain't bad, bitchezzz!!!

Clueless Economist's picture

We need to send a few thousand Keynsian Economists to help out Japan.  Doing things like cleaning up the reactors and manning the beaches watching for radioactive tsunamis.

Just keep them away from economic decisions.

Harlequin001's picture

peachy, just fuckin peachy...

I wonder if it will blow up before or after sunset...

 

SmittyinLA's picture

They can stuff them in those leaky cracks too.

NYPoke's picture

Obviously, the solution to a leaking core at a nuclear reactor is to create more uranium.  More uranium will produce more heat.  More heat will produce more electricity.  You can use the extra electricity to cool the damaged reactor.

spdrdr's picture

Alternatively, you can extrapolate the odds of a tsunami in your risk analysis. A  sufficiently large earthquake to rupture a containment chamber or used rod pool will cause a tsunami of such magnitude as to cool the fuel exposed.

See?  No problem!

 

 

covert's picture

proof over and over that the japs are incompetant!

http://covert2.wordpress.com

 

Harlequin001's picture

Nah, no way. I'm not having that, the Japs, no way.

They build Toyota's and they're supremely reliable.

I know a guy who had one once...

Harlequin001's picture

surely they can find some power in a power station for christ's sake...

 

MSimon's picture

It is worse. Few Deaths From Chernobyl is a lie.

http://powerandcontrol.blogspot.com/2011/04/lies-of-chernobyl.html

Japan is riding a similar trajectory.

kinetik's picture

Not according to Monbiot.

roymunnson's picture

no worries I'm sure they have at least 30 minutes of battery power.

 

Its just a nuclear power plant... relax

NotApplicable's picture

The fastest one ever built, to boot!

Harlequin001's picture

battery power, do you mean AAA's?

I thought that was just their Fitch and Moody's rating....

Silly me...

bob_dabolina's picture

Shiit

Maybe it's time for Japan to throw in the towel on the nuke plants

Enough is enough

jus_lite_reading's picture

one is working... say its enough for now! WHOA!

Drag Racer's picture

NHK just reported the 2 lines that went down were not in use as the plant has been shut down since the big quake.

kengland's picture

What's the bid deal? Market to close green. That's all I care about. Humans? what humans

Robot Traders Mom's picture

Engineers now evacuated means the threat of a tsunami is more dangerous to them than the radiation...

 

NotApplicable's picture

I just looked at it in Google Earth, and luckily there is a finger of land in between the plant and the epicenters of the two quakes, which were about 12.5 and 30 mi. away.

Diogenes's picture

Engineers now evacuated, you mean in their pants?

sabra1's picture

Veracruz, Mexico had a 6.5 couple of hours ago!

Cdad's picture

Don't worry!  Tyler Mathisen and Scott Wapner have assured everyone that everything is fine.  "All clear."  

And if they are wrong, everyone knows that all E. Burnett has to do is come on and be adorable, and PEs everywhere will be saved.  

For those of you still confused, please listen to Sharon Eperson, whose response to all this earthquake nonsense is to simply direct your attention to the Middle East.  Apparently, she believes this is more comforting for morons who have bought stock from bankers and brokers who are bordering on declaring their undying love to Ben Bernanke and his New American Marxist/Banker party.  Stick with the bankers, boys!  They will always lead YOU to prosperity.

[/sarc off....Oh and...Fuck you, Gordon Charlop!  Fucking ass clown!  And fuck you Steve Liesman, as well!]

We now resume your regularly scheduled Marxist TV programing.

Paul Bogdanich's picture

I understand that it is Zero Hedge's job to be, shall we say, ever vigilant but this is too much.  I they lost yet another complex as the result of a relatively minor (compared to the main quaake) follow on earthquake the industry could kiss itself goodbye as that would basically show that the plants are not safe.   

Harlequin001's picture

I believe they already have...

Paul Bogdanich's picture

I understand that it is Zero Hedge's job to be, shall we say, ever vigilant but this is too much.  I they lost yet another complex as the result of a relatively minor (compared to the main quaake) follow on earthquake the industry could kiss itself goodbye as that would basically show that the plants are not safe.   

Broder_Tuck's picture

of course very bullish, there could have been more plants experiencing problems.

virgilcaine's picture

Nitemare nuclear island!

FIAT_FixItAgainTony's picture

agreed virgil.  the problems there also affect everyone in some way even though they do not live there or near there.  what a custerfuk!

btw nice avatar.  i hadn't noticed the resemblance before!

bonddude's picture

"I fell into a burnin' ring of fire..."

ss123's picture

There was, I believe, a USGS guy that said right after the 9.0 hit that there was _guarenteed_ to be a 7+ magnitude within a couple weeks.

Looks like he was right.

Clueless Economist's picture

Hey pal, we economists get it right once in awhile, yet we get no praise.

I love Lord Keynes

Harlequin001's picture

I predict it will either rain or go dark tonight...

TheEternalTriangle's picture

Err, what you linked shows the first two units were shut down in 2006?

They did have to also shut down the last unit straight after the earthquake but nothing in there about there having been issues with the shutdown itself?

Yeah that they had to shut down all three 5 years ago due to failed inspections, security concerns and mishaps shows up how TEPCO isn't the most competent operator out there. Nothing quoted shows an immediate crisis.

I'm more worried about the latest earthquake making Fukushima Daichii even more unstable.

Cdad's picture

EternalTriangle,

Please direct your attention to the unicorns out in the field.  You'll feel better.  Then you can buy some Lulu Lemon and the world will be right again.

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.  After all, valuations, by any historical metric, are cheap.  And we all know the economic power of self-involved American yoga queens.  More powerful than fission...I think we can all agree.

MSimon's picture

More like:

If you are not part of the solution you are smarter than the average bear.

 

 

Ident 7777 economy's picture

They did have to also shut down the last unit straight after the earthquake but nothing in there about there having been issues with the shutdown itself?

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'Cold Shutdown' at Onagawa from previous event (EQ and TS) was uneventful (i.e. successfully accomplished), therefore, no 'bleeding' headlines like for Fukushima I ... Fukushima I experienced a 'station blackout' event as a result of the Tsunami and resulted in the catastrophe currently playing out there ...

Dagny Taggart's picture

TEPCO says no irregularities at Fukushima plant (per Reuters) ...lost in translation?

Note to self's picture

I would guess the Japanese spokesman chose a different word than "irregularities", tending to avoid that complex of mixture of "r"s and "l"s.  But still - nothing unsual except secret, random, exposed re-criticality events.  

This exhibit is closed.

A Man without Qualities's picture

no irregularities is the Japanese equivalent for SNAFU...

Ruffcut's picture

So how much of their power generation is offline?

The country can't rebuild without consistent power.

Is korea going to run an extension cord to get them back into the mix?

Drag Racer's picture

you also need to take into account thier demand is down as well. Several cities are just gone. But from what I have seen/read, Tepco is 15% undersupplied at the moment.

TheEternalTriangle's picture

Yup, things are just not looking good business wise. Rolling blackout are having a big effect and the government is asking industry to cut its electricity use by 25%. Not easy...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870328090457624668294829413...

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/04/05/japan.blackout.blues/

MachoMan's picture

By the time the headline hit, the markets were lower heh.