Stop Reactor No.1 of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

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Stop Reactor No.1 of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

Postby mingwangx » 16 Apr 2012, 09:19

Here is a letter for foreign friends in Taiwan:
http://birdgrass.blogspot.com/2012/04/s ... rmosa.html

7 anchor bolt in Reactor No.1 of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant were found broken during the most recent annual maintenance, and broken bolts in the base were never heard before, in the whole world. The annual maintenance will be finished on 20th April.

Please let more people know and help us to stop Reactor No.1 of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant reactivating.
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Re: Stop Reactor No.1 of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

Postby TainanCowboy » 16 Apr 2012, 14:08

7 anchor bolt in Reactor No.1 of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant were found broken during the most recent annual maintenance,...

Well, the relevant question that comes to mind is...Did they fix/replace the broken bolts?

This answer would be good to know.
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Re: Stop Reactor No.1 of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

Postby mingwangx » 16 Apr 2012, 14:55

TainanCowboy wrote:
7 anchor bolt in Reactor No.1 of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant were found broken during the most recent annual maintenance,...

Well, the relevant question that comes to mind is...Did they fix/replace the broken bolts?

This answer would be good to know.


They replace 6 of the 7 broken bolts. One of the broken bolts is located in a small space with pipes and wires so it is not fixed or replaced yet.

In this news(Chinese), the vice director of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant said that even if the broken bolts are not fixed, it is still safe.
http://iservice.libertytimes.com.tw/liv ... 0%E8%81%9E

It is terrifying to hear such a brave statement from a nuclear power plant officer.
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Re: Stop Reactor No.1 of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

Postby Taffy » 16 Apr 2012, 15:05

mingwangx wrote:It is terrifying to hear such a brave statement from a nuclear power plant officer.

Is he wrong? I mean, things being broken is never good, but it could be something that really does have no impact on safety. Nuclear power is such an emotive issue for some people that there is tremendous confirmation bias in some criticisms of the nuclear industry.
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Re: Stop Reactor No.1 of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

Postby the bear » 16 Apr 2012, 15:13

Bit of gaffer tape, she'll be right mate. It's only nuclear fission after all, what could possibly go wrong?
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Re: Stop Reactor No.1 of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

Postby *monkey* » 16 Apr 2012, 15:19

I agree. Maybe it was holding up a coffee cup holder. Or maybe it was securing the lid of a pressure containment vessel. It doesn't really matter. What matters is that routine maintenance is actually carried out.

Stuff also breaks on planes all the time - it's normal. It's only scary when nobody does anything about it.
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Re: Stop Reactor No.1 of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

Postby Dog's_Breakfast » 22 Apr 2012, 16:18

The mentality (and ignorance) of the anti-nuke community is such that even routine maintenance is considered "a nuclear accident." By their thinking, replacing worn out tires or brake pads on a car is equivalent to a car accident.
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Re: Stop Reactor No.1 of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

Postby headhonchoII » 22 Apr 2012, 16:23

The world's biggest coal fired power plant is in Taichung. Can you not protest about that first...that's filling the air with so much crap...NOW.
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Re: Stop Reactor No.1 of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

Postby Dog's_Breakfast » 22 Apr 2012, 16:34

headhonchoII wrote:The world's biggest coal fired power plant is in Taichung. Can you not protest about that first...that's filling the air with so much crap...NOW.


Good point, Headhoncho, and let me add that where the anti-nuke movement has succeeded in shutting down perfectly functioning nuclear power plants (ie Japan, Germany) this has been followed by a large upsurge in burning coal as a replacement. Yes, we'd all like to think that wind farms and solar panels will replace nukes, but so far it's been mainly coal.

It's bad enough that coal releases lots of CO2, sulfur (responsible for acid rain) and fly ash (particulate pollution). But ironically, coal ash contaminates with more radiation than leaks from nuclear power plants. And no, I didn't pull that out of my ass, some documentation (and plenty more available if you look for it):

http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... lear-waste

http://yarchive.net/nuke/coal_radiation.html

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/1997/fs163-97/FS-163-97.html
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Re: Stop Reactor No.1 of the 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

Postby sandman » 22 Apr 2012, 17:45

headhonchoII wrote:The world's biggest coal fired power plant is in Taichung. Can you not protest about that first...that's filling the air with so much crap...NOW.

Come ON! That's not sexy at ALL! Nukes, man! DUDE! NUKES! :noway: :noway: :noway:
Anyway, I was just down there at Wuqi last weekend and the shit spewing out of the five -- count 'em -- giant motherfucking smokestacks was obliterating everything from Qingshui in the north to Lukang in the south. Hey, if you can't even SEE the facility from 100 metres away, how bad can it be? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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