Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Japan Earthquake Geology - It's All Bad


So, this guy says they should stop nitpicking seismic hazard in Japan, and declare it all nine-able.  I think that would be ok, as long as you take ground conditions into account.

In this article is the big news (to me) that the dang backup generators were in the basement!  I kept thinking they were outside, and why couldn't they be restarted?  Unbelievable.


Anonymous said...

That's crazy. I had no idea it was down in the basement either. Gee, why was this so tough?

Harold Asmis said...

I suppose they assumed that a LOCA (big wet pipe break) only happened when they had grid power, and didn't care the generators were flooded.