Richard S. wrote:You live and learn and I certainly hope that other facilities around the world are taking notes. This was entirely avoidable and it's beyond me why a nuclear facility sitting next to the ocean would not have generators 100% hardened against a tsunami. You can't plan for everything but an event like this was certainly not outside the realm of possibilities. Even after the fact the US offered to have generators flown there immediately and the declined the offer, WTF is up with that?
From what I've read, the pool with all of the spent fuel rods in it poses even more of a threat of unheard of proportions than the melted down cores (and they are bad enough).