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# 79
09-17-2012, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by patrickngo View Post
It took a combined effort of sustained work, intentional work, on a reactor complex where "quality" meant they only cut the structural materials with bad additives on 50% of it (when the work was actually done) to create the Tchernobyl explosion, and it took an earthquake sufficient to move a subcontinent 8 FEET to create the problem in japan-on a reactor that was more than forty years old and fifty years behind the design curve, and slated to be SHUT DOWN.
The Fukushima reactor was built to withstand what, up until then, had been the largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history. The 2011 quake was BIGGER than that. Just how rare of an event do you have to build for, if "hasn't ever yet happened in the history of mankind" isn't good enough?