Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hydrogen vents killed the nuclear plant


• Strengthening vents that were supposed to safely release hydrogen from reactors but failed after the earthquake.
• Ensuring backup power lasts 72 hours to run emergency cooling equipment at plants, which failed after a day in Japan.

I'm not saying anything, since I'm forcing myself to be happy-happy.  The days are shortening, and I ordered a new blue led happy lamp for my cyclic depression.  This news is new to me.

Nuclear plants have always had 2 classes of equipment - 'seismically qualified' and garbage.  I've always said it's the garbage that will come up and bite you in an earthquake, and they bashed me down for 30 years... (when's that damn lamp coming?).

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