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Glom
2005-May-13, 01:55 PM
Tokaimura (http://www.geocities.com/freedomforfission/acc/tokaimura.html)

This was one so stupid, I'm not sure how to react to it.

Maha Vailo
2005-May-13, 02:47 PM
Tokaimura was pretty bad, but all things considered, Chernobyl was probably the bigger blunder.

- Maha "make it idiot proof and nature just makes better idiots" Vailo

Glom
2005-May-13, 05:47 PM
Yeah, but Chernobyl is of little relevance to us. Tokaimura is and so harder to rationalise.

The Supreme Canuck
2005-May-14, 12:19 AM
Well, it was a dumb mistake. It happens with everything. It just shows that you cannot ignore protocols, or things like this will happen. Nuclear power is perfectly safe as long as you follow the rules. That's why they are there.

Perhaps you can make the point that accidents such as this happen less frequently than with other methods of electrical production as the nuclear industry is very well regulated and the procedures are very well tested. Also, you could say that accidents such as this are generally small and easy to clean up, whereas an accident with a hydro plant can be catastrophic. But no one is running around screaming about the dangers of hydro.