Monday, 3 February 2014

1,400 Sue General Electric, Toshiba and Hitachi for Fukushima Disaster

We’ve previously noted that General Electric should be held partially responsible for the Fukushima reactor because General Electric knew that its reactors were unsafe:
5 of the 6 nuclear reactors at Fukushima are General Electric Mark 1 reactors.
GE knew decades ago that the design was faulty.
ABC News reported in 2011:
Thirty-five years ago, Dale G. Bridenbaugh and two of his colleagues at General Electric resigned from their jobs after becoming increasingly convinced that the nuclear reactor design they were reviewing — the Mark 1 — was so flawed it could lead to a devastating accident.
Questions persisted for decades about the ability of the Mark 1 to handle the immense pressures that would result if the reactor lost cooling power, and today that design is being put to the ultimate test in Japan.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 3rd, 2014.]

1 comment:

Peak Everything, Fiat To Zero said...

The best move to make on an individual level is to decontaminate yourself.

I live on the West Coast, ate a ton of sushi. I started to feel bad, with chest pains, and was worried about radiation in my body.

I am now using:
-bentonite clay-sprinkle on food
-Vitapect tablets-developed by the EU as atreatment after Chernobyl to remove cesium from the body.
-sodium alginate tablets to remove strontium

I have started to feel better, though I wont be eating a lot more sushi.