Tag Archives: Japan

Fukushima: Lessons LearnedóConclusion

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A Level 7 Incident After the explosion involving reactor facility 4, the decision was made to evacuate all ďnon-essentialĒ personnel and 650 workers left the site, leaving just 70 to continue the stabilization work. In addition to the three reactors, there was also concern that the spent fuel pools might be losing water thus allowing […]

Fukushima: Lessons Learned (Part Four)

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Explosions As March 12th dawned the reactors continued out of control with the plant largely reliant on the built-in design safeguards to cope with surging pressures and temperatures. †There was a vital need for electricity so that operating parameters could be observed and maintained, if possible.† In addition, aligning valving for water injection or controlled […]

Fukushima: Lessons Learned (Part Three)

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Flying Blind The incoming tsunamis, much larger than planned for, had destroyed back-up electrical generation capability when the diesel generators were swamped and electrical switch gear wetted.† Electricity was vital in order to monitor the conditions within the reactor vessels and to take actions to prevent a catastrophic event. Plant personnel were now faced with […]

Fukushima: Lessons Learned (Part Two)

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Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant The plant is located on the northeast coast of Japan about 120 miles from Tokyo. †It consists of six (6) GE-designed Boiling Water Reactors. †The steam energy from the boiling water is used to drive turbines which create electricity. †The steams cools and condenses back into water for re-use.††The 860-acre site […]

Fukushima: Lessons Learned (Part One)

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Today begins a five-part series on the events which unfolded at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant as workers tried to simultaneously stabilize three out-of-control reactors after the deadly earthquake.† Fukushima will surely stand as one of the most complex emergency events ever as technicians improvised solutions in an attempt to counteract the run-away physics […]

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
Eric, Please acknowledge the nature of your relationship with Andy Pantelis of Local 1619?
2015-02-27 03:27:07
Eric Lamar
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
Internet muscles. L-O-L. At least when I flex mine I am not anonymous like so many of you are. I feel for you guys having to drag in all the other superfluous junk about me, other jurisdictions, etc. You just can't get the fact that this is about the president of an international union recruiting…
2015-02-27 02:43:35
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
Eric, Internet muscles are fantastic aren't they! Stop beating around the bush and tell us all why you and Harold are not so friendly anymore? Obviously your pain runs much deeper than you are willing to admit. The slant on that article is very interesting as I'm sure that could have been written about any…
2015-02-26 16:18:49
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
Obviously this was written by Andrew Pantelis the former "Volunteer for Life tattoo guy" who is running for the 4th District VP. Why did you not give him credit?
2015-02-26 15:26:45
Chris Sullivan
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
BTW...what is a real Union Firefighter ????...my guess would be one that does his job as a career firefighter, works with local jurisdictions, whether all volunteer, paid/combination, paid on call etc., to effect one common goal..To provide the best service to the citizens and visitors of those respective communities. There's good reason why a Union,…
2015-02-26 14:51:48
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