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    Report blasts Japan’s preparation for, response to Fukushima disaster

    In contrast, the report released Thursday suggested that the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that triggered the tsunami may have caused critical damage that led to the series of meltdowns. It argued that the nuclear power plants should have been made more quake-proof, and blamed lax safety measures on what it called the country’s powerful and “collusive” decision-makers and on a conformist culture that allowed them to operate with little scrutiny.
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    Re: Report blasts Japan’s preparation for, response to Fukushima disaster

    this all happened, because the power at Fukashima went out.

    that's it. that's the cause.

    how could they not have a plan to supply power in case of emergency on top of emergency?

    every nuke power plant should have a plan to provide power to the cooling systems, in case of two catastrophic events that take out primary & secondary power supplies.

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    Re: Report blasts Japan’s preparation for, response to Fukushima disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    this all happened, because the power at Fukashima went out.

    that's it. that's the cause.

    how could they not have a plan to supply power in case of emergency on top of emergency?

    every nuke power plant should have a plan to provide power to the cooling systems, in case of two catastrophic events that take out primary & secondary power supplies.
    They had primary power, backup power, and batteries. How many backup systems would make you feel better?

    Oh, and how many people died, again?

    Ironically, resistance to nuclear power causes these kinds of problems. The NIMBY crowd makes it so hard to build newer, safer power plants that we're forced to leave older, less-safe plants running beyond their intended lifespans.
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    Re: Report blasts Japan’s preparation for, response to Fukushima disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    They had primary power, backup power, and batteries. How many backup systems would make you feel better?

    Oh, and how many people died, again?

    Ironically, resistance to nuclear power causes these kinds of problems. The NIMBY crowd makes it so hard to build newer, safer power plants that we're forced to leave older, less-safe plants running beyond their intended lifespans.
    Ideally they would have had a fail safe that would have stopped the nuclear reactions from occuring or at least combining

    Newer power plants have that if I am not mistaken
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    Re: Report blasts Japan’s preparation for, response to Fukushima disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    how could they not have a plan to supply power in case of emergency on top of emergency?

    every nuke power plant should have a plan to provide power to the cooling systems, in case of two catastrophic events that take out primary & secondary power supplies.
    The Fukushima nuclear reactors were manufactured by G.E. in the 1970s and there were no safety mechanisms in the original design. The Japanese nuclear regulators knew about it but both the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. ignored the safety issues and refused to upgrade those ancient nuclear reactors because it would have cost too much money and time, which resulted in the preventable man-made disaster.
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    Re: Report blasts Japan’s preparation for, response to Fukushima disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Ideally they would have had a fail safe that would have stopped the nuclear reactions from occuring or at least combining

    Newer power plants have that if I am not mistaken
    If it were that easy, it would have been done. You can't just shut off fission.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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