Nuclear power: Hell and high water

Financial Times: It is certainly alarming and sure to have grave implications for the nuclear industry and energy sector as a whole – but far from being another Chernobyl, where a runaway nuclear reaction blew the top off a rudimentary containment system. The three operational reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power station shut down automatically as planned when their motion sensors felt tremors from the magnitude 8.9 quake on Friday. But multiple cooling systems, required to remove heat from the core, failed.......

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