サウスカロライナの原発で放射性物質漏洩 核燃料工場でも: ずくなしの冷や水

2019年11月12日

サウスカロライナの原発で放射性物質漏洩 核燃料工場でも

2019/11/8頃でしたでしょうか、カリフォルニアの地下原発でメルトダウンとかの話が流れたようです。RTはツイッターからも情報を集めており、噂になれば取り上げます。このような原発事業者が躍起になってプレイダウンする事故まで取り上げるのです。だいぶ寒くなってきても、ヒヤヒヤハラハラの話がお好きな人が多いですね。米国での原発事故、核廃棄物処分場での事故などは日常茶飯です。管理人はそういう情報源に当たる時間はないので、吟味もしませんでした。
メルトダウンとか、派手な事故の話は99.9%眉唾物です。本当に怖いのは人々が気づかないうちにじわじわと進む継続的な汚染などです。特に米国の事故は、地球の回転からして日本に届くのは欧州やロシアを過ぎてからなのです。線量率の上昇があれば必ず誰かが気づき発信します。

RT2019/11/12
South Carolina nuclear power plant operator insists ‘no danger to public’ after ‘small leak’ forces reactor SHUTDOWN
A nuclear power plant in South Carolina was forced to halt operations indefinitely to repair a “small” coolant leak in its reactor. The plant operator insists the incident is so minor there was no need to inform the public.

The coolant leak at the VC Summer nuclear plant in Jenkinsville, South Carolina had been discovered several weeks ago and last week engineers were forced to shut its sole reactor down. The company in charge of the plant, Dominion Energy, says no nuclear material has escaped the facility

Plant operators “have been monitoring a very small leak in the reactor coolant system,” Dominion Energy said in a statement. “This small leak is captured within the site’s containment building and is not going to the environment.”

A company spokesman, Ken Holt, reiterated on Monday that the malfunction was “small” and posed “no danger to the public,” and said while there was no need to halt activity at the plant, “operators made the conservative decision to shut down the reactor to address the leak” anyway.

The full extent of the incident remains unclear, but the company suggested a faulty valve may be the culprit. Dominion declined to say when the plant would be back online, arguing the date it returns to service is “market sensitive information.”

Though the plant operator insists there’s nothing to see at VC Summer, South Carolina-based nuclear safety expert and environmental activist Tom Clements said Dominion’s lack of transparency was alarming.

“They should have notified the public,” Clements told a local newspaper. “With nuclear plants, it is essential that there be full openness about safety related issues.”

Clements previously filed a complaint over a plan to construct two new reactors at VC Summer, arguing the company leading the project – the SCANA Corporation – employed unqualified engineers to draft construction blueprints, which led to thousands of design revisions, setbacks and cost overruns. Due to the mounting problems, the reactor plan was ultimately scrapped in 2017. The existing reactor at VC Summer has been in operation for over 35 years.


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