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How Black Is the Japanese Nuclear Swan?
« on: 2011-03-13 23:35:25 »
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it is worth going to the site for this informative piece. Fritz
http://www.theoildrum.com/node/7638#more

Fukushima Dai-ichi and Fukushima Dai-ni, 4696 MW and 4400 MW

Source: Oil Drum
Author: nate hagens
Date: 2011.03.13



The following is a guest post from friend of TOD Nicole Foss who blogs at The Automatic Earth as Stoneleigh. The subject of Nicole's master thesis at Warwick University was nuclear safety. Subsequently at Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, her research field was power systems, with a specific focus on nuclear safety in Eastern Europe.

The Japanese earthquake is a tragedy of epic proportions in so many ways. The situation continues to evolve, and the full scope of the disaster will not be understood for a long time. One critical aspect is the effect on Japan's nuclear industry, which provides over 30% of the country's electricity from 54 reactors. Some of the largest nuclear plants in the world (Fukushima Dai-ichi and Fukushima Dai-ni, 4696 MW and 4400 MW, respectively) are located close to the epicentre, and on the coast, directly in the path of the resulting tsunami:
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