Technology technology! Oh the delights of technology. Use coal. No coal pollutes. Shut the mines down. Use wood. No, we are killing the trees. Logging industry dead as a doornail. Use oil. No, we depend on the Arabs. How about building some nuclear plants. Go on! I dare ya!
I am just kidding! It amazes me that a nuclear plant’s cooling pumps are powered by the electricity generated from the power plant itself. Battery backup set at the whopping time of eight hours. Failure mode for diesel generator is 24 hours. And there is the recipe for disaster.
Who are these people who design such moronic entities?
How about the one in Diablo Canyon. Same problems. Also intelligently built on a fault line. I am not a scientist God forbid! But, even my pea brain like me cannot fathom the stupidity behind such design.
It’s a good thing these people were not and are not yet responsible for creation. Was the land cheaper? Did this cost less to someone? Did they make more money doing it this ridiculous way? Are all the people in Japan and possibly here in the States just collateral damage which makes it cheaper in the long run?
Who knows! Whatever the reason, it sounds ludicrous and ignorant.