Saturday, May 21, 2011

What Really Happened at Fukushima

The Guardian has published a series of photographs of the tsunami inundating Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant.   Here are four of them showing just what occurred inside the plant:

It's pretty easy from these to gauge the massive amount of seawater that slammed into the plant, carrying cars and debris that smashed critical pipes and even broke down walls.

1 comment:

LMA said...

The damaged reactors are going to leak poisonous radiation into the air and oceans for generations even after they are finally entombed in concrete.

The astronaut Mark Kelly spoke some very wise words to the Pope from Endeavour:

"You know, the science and the technology that we put into the Space Station to develop a solar power capability, gives us pretty much an unlimited amount of energy"