TV News LIES

Friday, Jan 30th

Last update10:32:28 PM GMT

You are here News Energy U.S.-touted nuclear-plant backup vent failed in Japan

U.S.-touted nuclear-plant backup vent failed in Japan

E-mail Print PDF

US- touted nuclear plant backup vent failed in JapanEmergency vents that U.S. officials have said would prevent devastating hydrogen explosions at U.S. nuclear plants were put to the test in Japan — and failed, according to experts and officials with the company that operates the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant.

The failure of the vents calls into question the safety of similar nuclear-power plants in the United States and Japan. After the venting failed at the Fukushima plant, the hydrogen gas fueled explosions that spewed radioactive materials into the atmosphere, reaching levels about 10 percent of estimated emissions at Chernobyl, according to Japan's nuclear-regulatory agency.

Venting was critical to relieving pressure that was building up inside several reactors after the March 11 tsunami knocked out the plant's crucial cooling systems. Without flowing water to cool the reactors' cores, they had begun to overheat.

U.S. officials said early on that U.S. reactors would be safe from such disasters because they have new, stronger venting systems. But Tokyo Electric Power Co. now says Fukushima Daiichi had installed the same vents years ago.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Energy Crash — 97% of Fracking Now Operating at a Loss at Current Oil Prices

Fracking at a lossIf the Saudis wanted to crush America's shale oil industry they are certainly doing a good...

Oil prices plummet as OPEC decides against output cut

Oil prices plummetCrude prices collapsed Thursday after the powerful oil collective OPEC said it wouldn't intervene in global...

Oil hits five and a half year low under $55 on supply glut

Oil hits five year lowOil prices slumped to new 5-1/2-year lows on Monday on worries about a surplus of global...

One dead in Gulf of Mexico rig accident

Oil rig explosionThere is no pollution associated with an explosion on a drilling platform about 12 miles off...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!