Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire

Major News and Commentary Military and Civilian Nuclear Activities

Monday, March 21, 2011

Fukushima Tsunami data, over 10 meters at Daiichi and over 12 meters at Dainii

Fukushima Tsunami data, over 10 meters at Daiichi and over 12 meters at Dainii

Picture of Tsunami wave hitting Japan at another location





The Fukushima power plants were required by regulators to withstand a certain height of tsunami. At the Daiichi plant the design basis was 5.7 metres (18.7 feet) and at Daini this was 5.2 metres (17.1 feet).

Tepco has now released tentative assessments of the scale of the tsunami putting it at over 10 metres (over 32.8 feet) at Daiichi and over 12 metres (over 39.4 feet) at Dainii.

The plant sites were inundated, causing the loss of residual heat removal systems at both sites as well as emergency diesel generators at Daiichi.
Enhanced by Zemanta

No comments:

Post a Comment