posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 11:10 AM
In March of 2011, in an incident we're all too familiar with, Fukushima Daiichi Power Station went into multiple meltdowns of active reactor cores,
follow catastrophic loss of cooling ability to the cores.
This came after an Earthquake. It wasn't caused by it.
This came after a Tsunami. It wasn't caused directly by it.
What caused Fukushima to go into a state of multiple core meltdowns at once was one single factor. A small thing..and very ironic, given everything. A
Nuclear Power plant needs power to safely operate. It needs power outside it's own generation. So, when the generators vanished, as they effectively
did in a wave of water, the rest was all but forgone for conclusion.
^^^^ That, to explain just *HOW* serious THIS story is, in my opinion. If Fukushima had generators that ran, as the timeline shows they did up to the
arrival of the wave, nothing would have happened there. Nothing happened at it's sister plant a few kilometers down the coast or to Units 5 and 6 at
Fuku itself....sitting a bit higher than the wave destroyed.
A manager at the Indian Point nuclear power plant was sentenced Thursday to 18 months probation and fined $500 for "deliberate misconduct,"
federal prosecutors said.
. . .engaged in deliberate misconduct by fabricating chemical test results regarding diesel fuel used to power emergency generators at Indian
Point, in an attempt to conceal material facts from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission."
Original 1 page filing in US District Court
Well, I don't know about everyone else....but that sure gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling, eh? So if the grid had a catastrophic collapse of even a
brief near term period....Indian Point may OR MAY NOT have been able to maintain cooling ability immediately following the removal of the incoming
That got 18 months probation
? Well.. Heck, no one on the big one which DID go the full distance has gone to jail at all, have they? I suppose
this shouldn't shock me in that context.
Still....the whole 'punishment fits the crime' thing here is blown apart, IMHO.