What Went Wrong at Fukishima? 24 Hours to Meltdown – Technorati Technology

What Went Wrong at Fukishima? 24 Hours to Meltdown – Technorati Technology.

What Went Wrong at Fukishima? 24 Hours to Meltdown

Author: Michelle Blowers
Published: November 02, 2011 at 5:48 am
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Detail of Reactor 3 - image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fukushima_I_by_Digital_Globe.jpg A report by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) takes a close look at what went wrong at the Fukishima Nuclear Power Plant following the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

With billions of dollars in research and technology invested in nuclear energy, the report identified six common-sense and seemly obvious lessons which could have minimized or prevented the impending meltdown.

A massive 9.0 quake struck at 2:46 pm on March 11, 2011 off the east coast of Japan. At the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant, operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), Unit numbers 1,2 and 3 of the six reactors were operating. #4, 5 and 6 were down for scheduled maintenance. The quake caused the plant to perform a routine auto-shutdown without incident.

Read more: http://technorati.com/technology/article/what-went-wrong-at-fukishima-24/#ixzz1ca5FNmIo
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