Fukushima still far from being safe
ANSA, the Italian news agency, reported a few days back that the Nuclear Regulation Authority , the Japanese agency on nuclear safety , publicly blamed the leaders of TEPCO for ” poor management ” and their serious errors in the management of contaminated wastes at the Fukushima nuclear power plant .
The note of the NRA has matured after the loss of about 430 liters of water at high radioactivity result of a gross error that occurred during the filling of a tank built on a slight slope.
TEPCO ‘s engineers were pouring the water accumulated in the barriers around tanks disregards the fact that the top of the tank by 450 tonnes and is watertight . (…)
The slope did the rest , favoring the release of radioactive material .
Appears worrying learn how Japan has expressed its willingness to receive help from abroad to contain the radioactive release . Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , speaking at a forum of international science in Kyoto , he said: ” We are open to receive the best knowledge from abroad to contain the problem . My country needs your knowledge and competent .”
When it comes to the cost of nuclear power and nuclear 2.0 will it also take account of events with low probability and high impact? It is really possible to achieve an effective risk management in these cases?