wyweb - 11:51 am on Mar 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Really good piece on C-Span this morning. The Japanese nuclear reactor. They were taking calls and an ex Navy nuclear sub engineer phoned in. He's also a chemical engineer and had worked at numerous nuclear facilities. Very intelligent man.
There were some trying to compare this to Chernobyl. It's not. It's still significant of course. Anything nuclear is significant. Not in the way that Chernobyl was though. Our technology, and the Japanese, differs from what the Russians were doing. We use a different process than they did. It's far safer.
Chernobyl is still hot. They're dumping sea water on the Japanese reactor but the exposure to the public will be far less than what Chernobyl was.
It's reassuring. Somewhat anyway.
And my heart goes to the people in Japan. It definitely does.
Is there another thread started about this somewhere?