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Monju nuclear reprocessing plant – black smoke and fire alarm

fast-breeder-MonjuFire at Japan’s Monju nuclear reprocessing plant? May 3, 2013 NHK: Black smoke at Japan nuclear plant — Fire alarm sounds after test Black Smoke Detected From Nuclear Reactor ‘Monju’ During Test Operations | 

Source: RocketNews24 via NHK
Author: Andrew Miller
Date: May 1, 2013

Black Smoke Detected From Nuclear Reactor ‘Monju’ During Test Operations

It as been reported that engineers at Japan’s fast breeder reactor plant Monju made a mistake during testing of the plant’s emergency power generator, which subsequently resulted in the release of black smoke and the ringing of the plant’s fire alarm. […]

JAERI [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute] reported this latest incident to the country’s Nuclear Regulation Authority, claiming that the conduct of the staff at the plant is clearly in breach of security regulations. It also made the following statement:

“In order to prevent a recurrence of the same problems, it is necessary to pay meticulous attention to the way in which personnel at the plant carry out their work.”
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May 3, 2013 - Posted by | incidents, Japan

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