Nuclear Power: Who Can You Trust?

The report below highlights the possibly terminal foolishness of trusting governments and utilities to behave with the prudence required to manage the operation of nuclear power facilities.

In response to a question on whether sufficient safety measures had been taken, (Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto) Kan said nuclear plants operate on the assumption that emergency diesel generators will maintain a reactor’s cooling functions when outside power is cut off.

He said the fact that such a back-up system failed to work properly has serious implications.

Kan said measures were not taken despite previous accidents and warnings, and that he must admit that the utility and the government failed to fully deal with the situation.

Emphasis added. From NHK World via The Raw Story.

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