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Fukushima technicians were at last year in the twin Garoña

Fukushima technicians were at last year in the twin Garoña

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Default Fukushima technicians were at last year in the twin Garoña

I found this interesting article on Garoña, the twin sister of Fukushima (although Cofrentes in Valencia, I think is also another identical). It built the same year, in operation the same year, are identical, with the same number of reactors and power. The article, in spanish

http://www.diariodeburgos.es/noticia...0513588618566D

I tried to do a rough translation:

Japan's twin sister comes to learn of Garoña

Unit 1 of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station began in March 1971 and shares technology with the plant Burgos

A.C. / Santa Maria de Garoña

On March 2nd 1971, NPP Garoña was connected to the mains. Just 24 days later, thousands of miles, the unit one of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was undergoing its commissioning. The coincidence would have greater significance if it were not for this plant from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has an output of 460 megawatts, the same as Garoña, based on the boiling water is identical to that of the company in Burgos. Moreover, both as Nuclenor TEPCO have always worked with an eye toward long-term operation, ie 60 years or more.

Between them, however, there is a noticeable difference. While the Spanish government has decided to close the facility Tobalina Valley in July 2013, despite all the reports of the Nuclear Security Council support its operation until 2019, in Japan, Fukushima unit 1 has the approval of Government to remain active up to 60 years, since "agrees plants to work until it is technically possible," explains Takeyuki Inagaki, general director of Maintenance of the plant and three of the six reactors form the Fukushima Daiichi complex. The only limit, as he confesses this engineer is the 'economic', which marked the companies themselves when they understand that it is more feasible to close a plant to continue investing in its modernization.

Inagaki worked between 2002 and 2008 in the International Energy Agency (IAEA) and there had contact with engineers and experts Garoña. Best practice and interest in long-term operation have made this Japanese professional have decided to travel to Burgos to learn Garoña with other technicians in your company. Your first stop on Monday was in Santander and the second Tuesday in tobalinesa plant. They were two intense days to take the best of Garoña to their country and leave in Tobalina Valley wisdom of Japan, a country that stands worldwide for the modernization and upgrading of its plants, especially in instrumentation and control art.

Coming from a country of advanced technology, Inagaki believes that "Garoña international is an excellent reference to study the long-term operation." Therefore, the Japanese plant to adopt "a very valuable practice" of Garoña and keep "the flow of information in the future." Before you ask about the decision of the Spanish government says quietly that you can not say, but added that "if we consider that Garona is our sister plant and is very well maintained, I think that technically could operate without long-term problems."

In the two days spent with Japanese experts Nuclenor makers stressed in practices related to reducing the radiation dose received by workers, one of the weaknesses of the Japanese plant, in the management of scheduled downtime , in the maintenance of equipment as well as the organization of work. "These practices would like to incorporate that into our day to day," said Inagaki. This expert learned from the plant manager, José Ramón Torralbo, and his deputy, Miguel Angel Cortes, one of the keys is that many circuits has decontaminated Nuclenor plant Garoña and how "how to manage work Garoña allows less time workers are exposed to radioactivity. "

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