Sunday, March 30, 2014

WTF: Jane Fonda was right?

Since the heat has slowed our internet, I was watching the English language programs from Japan (most educated people in the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore speak English), discusing their nuclear disaster following the earthquake/tsunami.

It was worse than I thought: and similar to the programs on C2C that I sometimes listen to in the background when I am working. It may take 50 years to clean up, and all that water keeping the melted fuel cool has to be stored (and so far two of the tanks have leaked).

But they mentioned two previous meltdowns: Chernobyl and 3 mile Island...

I was under the impression that 3MI was a partial meltdown, but whatever it was, it is still being cleaned up according to the program.

The accident at the plant occurred twelve days after the release of the movie The China Syndrome. In the film, television reporter Kimberly Wells (Jane Fonda) and her cameraman Richard Adams (Michael Douglas) secretly film a major accident at a nuclear power plant while taping a series on nuclear power. Plant supervisor Jack Godell (Jack Lemmon) discovers potentially catastrophic safety violations at the plant and with Wells' assistance attempts to raise public awareness of these violations.
After the release of the film, Fonda began lobbying against nuclear power.

well, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

But the irony is that nuclear power is safe if everything is done correctly...
ah, but both 3MI and Chernobyl happened when mistakes were made in safety checks.

Which brings us to Murphy's law: If anything can go wrong, it will.

And in Japan, what "went wrong" was a 9.0 earthquake, something that is rare....

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