Japanese nuclear plant monitoring system failure reported

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TOKYO, Jan. 1, 2 a.m. -- The radiation monitoring system for the Shiga nuclear power plant in Ishikawa malfunctioned after midnight. Radiation levels were normal, and the cause was being investigated. The monitor displays data on radiation emitted to the environment.

As reported on MSNBC.

-- Steve Heller (stheller@koyote.com), December 31, 1999


Tokyo, Jan. 1 (Bloomberg) -- An alert siren went off two minutes after midnight at the Onagawa nuclear power plant in northern Japan, the Federation of Electric Power Companies said. The siren stopped 10 minutes later, and operations at the plant appeared normal, the industry group said. Personnel at the plant are now trying to determine if the alert was related to a Year 2000 computer malfunction.

Dec/31/1999 12:33

-- (Y2K@connection.com), December 31, 1999.

Just a coincidence......I'm sure.

Let us hope that continued failures are this minor.

-- Robert A Cook, PE (Marietta, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), December 31, 1999.

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