Another TEPCO nuke has problems

The Mainichi Daily News reported earlier today that the Unit 1 reactor at TEPCO’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear facility has developed a stuck valve in the Residual Heat Removal system. The stuck valve had to be manually closed by plant operators.

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa is on the west coast of Japan, and was hit by an earthquake in June 2007, resulting in fires, unit shutdowns, barrels of nuclear waste being knocked over and a radiation leak to the Sea of Japan. Unit 1 was out of service until May, 2010.

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