Nuclear reactor suspensions produce inexperienced plant workers


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This report doesn't make much sense. If there are a lot fewer reactors online since Fukushima, maybe less than half,?, then there should be a surplus of labor, not a shortage.

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Reads like propaganda.

You mean to tell me you don't have training simulators?

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That's not reassuring news. See how Homer Simpson got his job now.

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I don’t believe a word of it- it’s so simple to cause a fission reaction in a bucket!

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Only 9 out of 54 reactors are online. If so many experienced workers have quit what should be an easy job they probably know something we don't.

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At four plants run by Tohoku Electric Power Co, Chubu Electric Power Co and Chugoku Electric Power Co, those with no prior work experience make up more than 40 percent.

I can sleep soundly at night knowing this. Unless I’m awoken by a massive earthquake...

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Surely this is the case in all of the countries that are denuclearizing。

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This report doesn't make much sense. If there are a lot fewer reactors online since Fukushima, maybe less than half,?, then there should be a surplus of labor, not a shortage.

While there are fewer online, the number of reactors hasn’t gone down. Even when they are shut down nuclear reactors need personnel to operate them (and do the work to meet the newer standards) so the operators didn’t lay off their staff, thus no surplus of labor was created. Rather they’ve just had a decade in which older staff have retired while newer ones have been working on idled reactors.

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Shutting down all nuclear power plants after the Tohoku earthquake was one of the biggest mistakes Japan could have made. It takes expertise and experience to keep nuclear power plants running, some of which cannot be totally substituted by training at simulators. As a country with few natural resources, Japan needs more nuclear power plants to reduce its dependence on imported oil.

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The average age in the industry was old prior to 2011 and we are now 10 years later with most plants in Japan shut down so this is only logical.

It would be interesting to have more details such as who is included in this study? Electricians, instrument techs, operators, management, janitors, etc.).

My primary concern would be with the experience of the operators followed by those working on critical safety systems and instrumentation.

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So, close all the plants. Problem solved. Get professional decommissioners in there.

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One isn't too sure to what extent of the report is correct.

But one thing for sure, Japan should be more cautious in looking after its currently functioning reactors, having properly trained and experienced workers to manage them is a must.

The nation simply cannot afford yet another Fukushima saga..

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Not a big deal. They are all computerized.

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Nothing to worry about. The workers will get plenty of experience when the next reactor explodes and melts down.

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Well, get those nuclear plants back online. i think after one disaster, the probability of having another nuclear disaster is a lot more closer to zero than ever before.

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Prior to the 2011 nuclear disaster, the were about 80,000 "nuclear gypsies" who moved from plant to plant doing day work. The actual numbers of power company staff were lower.

After the shutdowns those "nuclear gypsies" went to work at the nuclear disaster plant. When they reach their permitted radiation exposures they are suppose to stop. However, most would merely change their names.

The professional staff left the industry in large numbers to work in countries like South Korea. College and university courses dropped off.

All nuclear power plants have reactors with nuclear fuel. Large quantities of fuel in the cooling pools and further in dry casks.

The power countries have applied to decommission about 20 reactors over the next 50 years.

The TEPCO nuclear disaster site has used up many available workers.

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Omg, that’s a weird logic again...

suspended nuclear reactors - inexperienced plant workers,

a low crime rate - inexperienced police,

no atomic bombs - inexperienced nuclear scientists,

collected knives before flight departure - inexperienced hijackers,

not enough exposing victims - inexperienced murderers and killers...

Something like that? lol

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The words clean and safe dont spring to mind, (Chernobyl and Fukushima) radio active material take thousends of years to be come safe, and there is thousands of tonnes of stuff to dispose of, let alown the tonnes of water at Fukashima. The UK has scrapped one of the nuclear power stations that had been started to be built.

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