Saturday, 12 March 2011

After Earthquakes and Tsunami's Japan now faces Nuclear Reactor Meltdown.


After the news of the Japanese disaster only the other day I sat wide eyed this morning watching reports that as a result of the earthquake an old nuclear plant (built 1971) at Fukushima on the North side of Japan (approx 250 miles away from Tokyo), has experienced several explosions causing the release of Nuclear material into the atmosphere.

Although the damage to the reactor is not thought to be as critical as that that saw the disaster of the Chernobyl incident in the 1980's, it is still unclear as to the true "worst case scenario" that may be expected.

"No Chernobyl is possible at a light water reactor. Loss of coolant means a temperature rise, but it also will stop the reaction," Naoto Sekimura, a professor at the University of Tokyo, says.

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Lets just hope that the outcome is a good one and that the poor Japanese have some let up in this terrible catalogue of events.


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