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Fire hits Fukui nuclear plant, but no radiation leaks

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So much for strict safety regulations. But I'm sure everything is under control and the public is in no danger.

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Another day, another problem with Tepco.A rediculous company.

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I agree with Zichi, Tepco(Tokyo) is just one of 11 electricity providers, not to be confused with Tepco(Tohoku).

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I will believe it with independent non affiliated news source reporting. TEPCO KEPCO all the same to me with the amikudari.

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Every roof needs to have a solar panel.. all new buildings needs solar roofing... new office buildings using glass solar windows... wave energy.. magnetic energy is free... people need to stand up and demand an end to this corruption of energy that is not part of the future.

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If TEPCO can get away with its lies; expect the same from the Fukui operator. Don't believe a single word they or the government says about the situation. It is far worse. But, " silence ' is the word.

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Nuclear plants have to report every small thing like this. Even if a door is left open where it should be closed, that becomes a reportable violation. This fire had nothing to do with MOX fuel or nuclear technology.

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Nuclear power plants have to report "every small thing" for a reason. For a transformer to suddenly catch fire is an indication of negligence in maintenance. It then be reasonable to assume that negligence may exist in other areas. It is also reasonable to assume that negligence relates to the way the place is being run.

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"It's all under control!" This little fire was anticipated. They expect such things to happen all the time at nuclear power plants in Japan. That is how they set their safety standards. Not by how few accidents, but by how quickly they cover them up. (Sarcasm)

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For a transformer to suddenly catch fire is an indication of negligence in maintenance.

Really? Why? What kind of maintenance work? You seem to know a lot about transformers so give us the benefit of your expert knowledge.

In reality, there are many reasons why a transformer could catch fire and until more is known about the type of transformer, the voltages and load it is handling and a variety of other factors, I wouldn't even begin to speculate on the cause. However, as usual, when facts are few experts are many.

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I suppose if a mouse farts in a power plant it'll have people blaming the operating company for negligence.

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Kimokekahuna Hawaii

buildings needs solar roofing... new office buildings using glass solar windows... wave energy.. magnetic energy is free... people need to stand up and demand an end to this corruption of energy that is not part of the future.

Magnetic energy? Tell me more.

As for the solar panels, don't forget all the batteries to store the energy.

Harry Gatto

In reality, there are many reasons why a transformer could catch fire and until more is known about the type of transformer, the voltages and load it is handling and a variety of other factors, I wouldn't even begin to speculate on the cause. However, as usual, when facts are few experts are many.

True. Transformers can and do catch fire. They are also usually on the outside of facilities, so in this case it's probably not inside the station buildings.

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