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Worker “Fukushima” almost sent the nuclear plant into the air

Работник «Фукусимы» едва не отправил атомную станцию на воздухThe station could suffer another nuclear explosion.

An employee of a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, the Japanese almost caused an accident at the plant.

5-uj Dec man passed along the dimly lit corridor NPP “Fukushima-1” wide by 2.8 m was wearing a mask and bulky protective suit. Carrying heavy equipment. He lost his balance and bumped into the wall. Elbow hit the switch and accidentally turned off the lever of the pump that delivers water to cool the reactor of the third unit.

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The pump remained off for about an hour. Then triggered the emergency system. But in the reactor a sufficient supply of water without increasing the temperature or radiation leaks. However, this case showed that Fukushima is not immune from accidents, say energy. Now think about how to protect your station from similar incidents in the future.

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At the NPP “Fukushima-1” disaster struck during the devastating earthquake of 2011. Then there were explosions on the first, second and third units, as well as explosion and fire at the fourth reactor. In 2013, the station was closed. Work continues on the accident. Around the plant had created a 20-kilometer exclusion zone.

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