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Sunday, March 20, 2011

If the Fukushima Reactors Are Analogous to the Financial Crisis

If the Fukushima reactors are analogous to the financial crisis, does that mean the problems have been grossly exaggerated?

By the way, the following common claim should be marked [CITATION NEEDED]:

We have now had four grave nuclear reactor accidents [We've had seven actually, but who's counting?—JH]: Windscale in Britain in 1957 (the one that is never mentioned), Three Mile Island in the United States in 1979, Chernobyl in the Soviet Union in 1986, and now Fukushima. Each accident was unique, and each was supposed to be impossible.
An exact quote from an expert would be nice.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

But omitting the word 'grave', and not engaging in semantics, we have had 99 nuclear power accidents up to 2009.
Further, radiation plant and incidents total 9

Windscale fire.

Santa Susana Field Laboratory,
1959, 1964, 1969

Chelyabinsk's Mayak nuclear waste reprocessing plant

Lucern's reactor

Three Mile Island

Tomsk-7 Reprocessing Complex

Fukushima I nuclear accidents

2:27 PM  
Blogger Joseph said...

I think you left out every time somebody stubbed a toe in a nuclear power plant.

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a wise man once wrote:
An exact quote from an expert would be nice. ;-)

8:59 PM  

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