New Levee Prevents Nuke Plant Power Loss

New levee prevents total power loss at nuke plant A nuclear power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture run by Japan Atomic Power Co. managed to avoid a total power loss during the March 11 earthquake and tsunami thanks to a levee the company was reconstructing voluntarily, sources familiar with the matter said Sunday.




A government panel investigating the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is analyzing measures taken by the company at the Tokai Daini atomic power plant on the assumption that the absence of such steps would have led to a similar serious accident, a source close to the panel said.
Japan Atomic Power concluded in 2002 that in preparing measures to deal with tsunami at the Tokai plant in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, waves as high as 4.86 meters should be anticipated, based on an evaluation technology adopted by the Japan Society of Civil Engineers, the company said.

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