But the type of containment vessel and pressure suppression system used in the failing reactors at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant is physically less robust, and it has long been thought to be more susceptible to failure in an emergency than competing designs. In the United States, 23 reactors at 16 locations use the Mark 1 design, including the Oyster Creek plant in central New Jersey, the Dresden plant near Chicago and the Monticello plant near Minneapolis.
Category: Hidden Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
* Incomplete and inconsistent information will not help Japan There is panic and bewilderment in Japan’s neighbors – including South Korea, North Korea and China following the threat posed by rising levels of radiation caused…
Most people assume that the meticulous Japanese are among the world’s most responsible citizens. As an investigative journalist who has covered the Hanshin (Kobe) earthquake and the Tokyo subway gassing , I beg to differ. Japan is just better than elsewhere in organizing official cover-ups.
Japanese officials have ordered anyone living within 20km (12 miles) of the Fukushima nuclear power plant to evacuate the area. Explosions have occurred at two of its reactors and some radiation leakage has been detected….