Thursday, July 26, 2012

Was the Earthquake Responsible for the Fukushima Mega-Disaster?

Fukushima probes leave questions: Two blame tsunami for meltdowns but one still points to quake factor By KAZUAKI NAGATA. The Japan Times Friday, July 27, 2012

[Excerpt] ...the Diet-appointed independent panel, imbued with stronger investigative authority, suspects the offshore quake, which preceded the tsunami by 40 minutes, severely damaged some of the three reactors.

This again raises serious questions about the quake resistance of older reactors across the country, as well as most of the antidisaster measures the government has adopted since the Fukushima crisis started...

...The Diet panel argued that the quake might have knocked out some of the emergency diesel generators and damaged pipes carrying coolant to the cores....

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Majia here: This is a good article. I recommend reading it in its entirety.

Implications: San Onofre nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, Santa Ana nuclear power plant, and countless others in the US (and elsewhere) are at risk also from an earthquake.

Nuclear power makes no sense... or cents....


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