posted on Oct, 21 2013 @ 07:22 AM
This isn't embarrassing anymore, it's pathetic. It's pathetic on every level and in every way. I'll come right out and say what I think too.
Fukushima isn't pathetic. How can a physical set of buildings be good or bad? The reactors aren't pathetic. They're doing precisely what they're
supposed to do. Physics and math say so and should have, well in advance to anticipate.
No, what is pathetic are the PEOPLE at Fukushima. The management and the decision makers. Absolutely, without question or mitigation ...PATHETIC!!
Now lets take a look here at just what is so outrageous, I might be overstating matters, after all. Say....if something beyond their control went
wrong? Well... That isn't the case.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Highly radioactive water overflowed barriers into Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, its operating utility said on
Monday, after it underestimated how much rain would fall at the plant and failed to pump it out quickly enough.
Underestimated..... Hmmm.. Yes.... That would be accurate. As far as it goes.
They had a plan!
Tepco said it had planned to pump out the accumulating rainwater into empty tanks, check it for radioactivity, and if it was uncontaminated,
release into the sea. But the company was overwhelmed by the amount of rainwater.
and their plan?
"Our pumps could not keep up with the rainwater. As a result, it flowed over some containment areas," said Tepco spokesman Yoshikazu Nagai. The
company had planned for 30 to 40 millimeters of rainfall on Sunday, but by late afternoon the rainfall already stood at around 100 millimeters, he
Their plan seems simple and that's the problem. They've learned absolutely, 100% NOTHING. They're obviously still planning, building and equipping
that site to the level REQUIRED and not much, if anything more. That line of math someone comes up with to say 'we're covered if we do this
' ....and then say OOOPS when it wasn't enough? That's what we'd call bare minimums....and that situation doesn't lend itself to minimum
I have an idea here... How about, when we're dealing with the most dangerous material in the world, in a state of chaotic lack of containment?
EVERYTHING be OVER engineered. If they expect 40mil of water to fall? Set pumps for 120mil. If they expect 150kmph winds? Set preparation for 200.
Is this so hard to grasp? When there IS no margin for error in consequence, there should NEVER be an Oops. Margins should be planned in, sufficient to
absorb all but the most unforeseeable and extreme situation. Heavy rain, during the rainy season and a major storm? What the heck is so unforeseeable