Nuclear power must be well regulated, not ditched. The earthquake cut the plant off from outside sources of electricity. The tsunami easily topped the plant’s sea walls, flooding the underground bunkers containing its emergency generators—a foreseeable risk Japan’s neutered regulators had failed to foresee. Because there was no way to cool the reactor cores, the nuclear fuel within them began to melt; amid fire, explosion and alarming amounts of radiation, a puddle from hell began eating into the plant’s concrete foundations.
Economist 6th March 2021 read more »
Ten years after Fukushima, nuclear power still dying in Japan.
Sciences et Avenir 4th March 2021 read more »