Computer problems hit three nuclear plants in Japangreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
The potentially most serious problem occurred
not at midnight but at 8:58 a.m. local time on
Jan. 1 at the Fukushima Number 2 nuclear power
plant of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO). The
system that shows the position of the control
rods in the reactor core failed, leaving operators
unable to gauge the rods' positions using the system.
-- spider (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 2000
Japan's Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) reported late today that the nation's information-communications industry has so far been hit by four problems that been confirmed to be year 2000- related. In all cases the problems have been resolved, said ministry officials.
-- (Iemail@example.com), January 04, 2000.
I'm sure you know that the US had three Nukes go down over the rollover weekend. One of them also had a core rod problem in the reactor. Furthermore, on Rick Cowles Energyland site, an unconfirmed poster told us that his dad has been called in to help in a Nuclear Power Plant problem; at a completely different plant. That makes four in the US (if we can get confirmation on the kid's post).
I believe, we could very easily have had blackouts last weekend; but, the NERC, NRC, DOE ect. set the power plants up with enough cut back in power to compensate for the loses that occurred. See my post below...entitled Guys, Guys.....
-- meg davis (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 2000.