[ExI] Two Japanese reactors on red alert

Jeff Davis jrd1415 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 01:25:57 UTC 2011

Now I've checked your link, Keith.  A passing remark on an MIT blog.

Jeff Davis

On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 7:21 PM, Jeff Davis <jrd1415 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 9:32 PM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Not knowing what they actually had perhaps I am being harsh on this,  but an crew of Americans would have taken the plugs off and spliced the wires.  There are significant cultural differences between the two societies.
> Yes, that was my immediate thought as well, 'Splice 'em!".  But c'mon!
>  Just on that account, the story makes no sense.  You've got a
> billion dollar nuke plant you risk losing to a melt down, plus the
> potential human safety catastrophe of a full reactor vessel breech!
> The guys working the emergency response would have been the best of
> the best.  They would have known to splice, and done it with their
> teeth if necessary.  There just HAS to be something else to this
> story, some other problem we haven't heard about yet.
> Jeff Davis

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