Peter Smith comments

Posted in: Kyushu Electric says no special precautions needed over volcano See in context

My usual comment that is so applicable to the nuclear industry - 'Delusion & denial, lead to danger, disaster & destruction'.

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Posted in: 3 former TEPCO execs to face criminal charges in nuclear crisis See in context

The problem really lies with those power seeking humans that have a need for the absolutely massive quantities of energy that only splitting the 'mighty atom' can provide. Not only do those at the top of the nuclear industry deny the dangers of nuclear power, but so do those at the head of government and many multinationals that are motivated by having massive amounts of centrally controlled power to satisfy their own egotistical needs. Tepco executrives should be prosecuted for their blatent failure of duty of care to their employees and the wider public. But the original project main contractor and the regulator both failed in their duty of care to properly assess the risks to staff and the public from all low frequency events that can overwhelm all the plants systems of defence in depth.

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