[ExI] Two Japanese reactors on red alert
rpwl at lightlink.com
Tue Mar 15 13:56:59 UTC 2011
What distresses me about the nuclear plants is the Morgsatlarge post,
(the one now lodged in modified form at http://mitnse.com/) describes a
very reassuring "defense in depth" strategy, where things are allowed to
fail but the designers have done such a good job that there is always
another line of defense to fall back to.
Only problem with this: those fallback positions have been going down
It seems to me that the safety systems were all "Looks Good In
Powerpoint Presentations To Senior Management" safety systems.
On paper, great.
On the ground, as thin as paper.
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