Posted by LarryC on March 15, 2011 at 18:32:53:
In Reply to: Book about earthquakes and nuclear reactors posted by SL on March 13, 2011 at 11:46:41:
: I guess the Japan earthquake proves once and for all that we don't want nuclear reactors. One little earthquake and it's all over for anybody living near one of those things.
Wrong. The amazing thing is, every single nuclear reactor in Japan came through their worst earthquake in history totally unscathed (even the oldest ones). But through some incredibly dumb oversight about tsunamis, their electrical systems and their backup generators were placed on low ground where they would end up underwater. That is what caused the problem over there, not the earthquake.
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