A is For Atom Foretold Fukushima Core Melt, AsianWeek by Arthur Hu, May 21, 2011:
A full length BBC film (view at link) reviews history of nuclear power development up to Three Mile Island and Chernobly. Scientists say that something the size of a submarine could actually reliably hold in the worst possible disaster, but once scaled up to the size of Fukushima, if they could not be kept full of water, the fuel would melt, and eat through the container resulting in the original “China Syndrome”. Of course people neglect that the real bad thing that happens when it melts down is that it produces all sorts of nasty fission products [...]
Read the summary here.
Watch the video via BBC here.
“We discovered that our theoretical calculations didn’t have a strong correlation with reality. But we just couldn’t admit to the public that all these safety systems we told you about might not do any good” -Atomic Energy Commission scientist
Published: May 21st, 2011 at 4:41 pm ET
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