|Fukushima in 2011 (Image: CRYPTOME)|
So what were the lessons learned from Fukushima? Quite simply they are that nuclear power has been proven to be much safer than anyone previously imagined.Dr Kemm says that a forty year old nuclear power plant, built to a sixty year old design, was struck by the largest earthquake on record. Then, 55 minutes later, the plant was hit by the largest tsunami on record.
The nuclear fraternity worldwide should have celebrated after the Fukushima drama. The world watched the entire saga, second by second…and what was the outcome?
Answer: total people killed by radiation, zero. Total injured, zero. Total private property damaged by radiation, zero. Expected long term effects on people; zero.
Although the reactors shut done correctly, the reactor fuel needs to be water cooled for 2-5 days after an emergency. With the roads either washed away or blocked with tsunami debris, the engineers started to work "with their backs to the wall."
...if a scientific team had intentionally designed a lab crash test for a nuclear power plant, they could not have done better than the reality of Fukushima Daiichi.
In spite of this whole theatrical drama the result was…nobody killed or injured, and no indication of long term negative radiation effects on people. So the lesson of Fukushima is that nuclear power is much safer than people thought.Read More at C-FACT (link)