Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Possible Faulty Safety Measures in US Nuclear Power Plants

This article really demonstrates how little is known about nuclear energy plants. The precautions put in place to avoid disasters were tested on the March 11 earthquake in Japan, and they failed. While this is helpful in redesigning the safety features for other plants in the United States and other countries, these features cannot be fully tested until there is another disaster and, hopefully, they will work next time. This article from the New York Times goes into more detail about the incident and what is being done to fix the problem that arose in the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

-Cristina Coyne

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