August 09, 2004
And the Nuke Goes: Hiss Hiss Hiss

Making the rounds: Japanese nuclear power plant accident kills 4. IANAPPW (I am not a power plant worker), but it sounds as if the leak ocurred in the secondary circuit, which by definition is not radioactive. Stilll, getting parboiled is definitely pretty far down on my list of "desirable ways to die". Ouch.

Of course, Reuters, being (as I understand it) UK based, couldn't resist a pot shot at nukes in general:

The incident [...] is certain to increase public distrust of the nuclear industry in Japan, which depends on nuclear power for a third of its energy needs.

Doesn't matter how much they distrust it sparky, if it provides 1/3rd of the electricity it isn't going anywhere. I do so love it when reporters editorialize in a "news" story.

Posted by scott at August 09, 2004 09:17 AM

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