15 Jun '11, 5pm

U.S. Reactors Unprepared for Total Power Loss, Report Suggests: Studies by safety experts have analyzed the risk...

U.S. Reactors Unprepared for Total Power Loss, Report Suggests: Studies by safety experts have analyzed the risk...

Nuclear safety rules in the United States do not adequately weigh the risk of a single event that would knock out electricity from the grid and from emergency generators, as a quake and tsunami recently did in Japan, officials of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday. Associated Press A machine collecting radioactive substances in the air for sampling at the Fukushima plant in Japan. Meeting at its headquarters in Rockville, Md., to discuss a report from a special task force created after the Fukushima Daiichi accident, commission officials said that they had also been told that some of the safety equipment installed at American nuclear plants was not maintained or inspected as diligently as the original components were, including hardware added after the terrorist attacks of 2001. A crucial reason for the extensive damage to the Fukushima plant’s reactors was t...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/u-s-reactors-un...

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