Danger zones

Feb 26, 2012

Danger zones

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Teruo Saito has lived most of his 79 years within a couple of hundred meters of the Pacific, in an area that has been overwhelmed by massive tsunamis twice in the last 600 years. Until last year’s Great East Japan Earthquake, the retired company ...

Three Mile Island's lessons for Japan

| Aug 21, 2011

Three Mile Island's lessons for Japan

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In the early hours of March 28, 1979, human errors and mechanical failures combined to cause a cooling system to stop working at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. One of the station’s two nuclear cores overheated, thrusting the plant ...